NFWF’s Mountain West Migratory Bird Habitat Conservation Fund supports projects to conserve migratory bird habitat in Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and Oregon.
The Fund will focus on habitat protection, restoration and long-term management of lands for the benefit of migratory birds. Funded projects will also enhance, manage and improve migratory bird habitat.
Activities will be based in the Wyoming Basin, Wasatch and Uinta Mountains, Central Basin and Range, Northern Basin and Range, and Eastern Cascades Slopes and Foothills ecoregions of Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and Oregon.
The Fund is a result of a Voluntary Conservation Plan for Migratory Birds associated with the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Ruby Pipeline project in Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and Oregon. In June 2010, Ruby Pipeline LLC, in coordination with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, prepared the Plan to promote the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats relative to the pipeline development.