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 Program Due Dates

  • 4/17/2014
    Conservation Partners Program
    Pre-Proposal Deadline

  • 4/22/2014
    Environmental Solutions for Communities
    Award Notification

  • 4/28/2014
    Sustain Our Great Lakes Program
    Full Proposal Deadline

  • 5/15/2014
    Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund
    Full Proposal Deadline

  • 5/22/2014
    Long Island Sound Futures Fund
    Full Proposal Deadline

  • 6/2/2014
    Acres for America
    Pre-Proposal Deadline

  • 6/6/2014
    Desert Terminal Lakes Restoration Program
    Award Notification

  • 6/23/2014
    Conservation Partners Program
    Full Proposal Deadline

​Adult White Tern Feeding Its Chick (Sand Island, Midway Atoll) | Credit: wildencounters.net


For a select set of initiatives, NFWF and its partners have developed business plans approved by our Board of Directors and long-range strategies developed by internal and external experts. Select a program below to see its description and learn about its strategy.

  • NFWF's American Oystercatcher Conservation Program aims to increase the Atlantic and Gulf Coast populations of this species by 30 percent over the next 10 years. 

  • NFWF's Apache Trout initiative aims to increase the abundance and distribution of Apache trout in the U.S.
  • NFWF's Attwater’s Prairie-Chicken Conservation Program seeks to re-establish habitat so that this once-widespread species can again become viable.
  • NFWF’s Bog Turtle Conservation Program focuses on activities in the northeastern U.S to protect one of the smallest turtles in the world.
  • NFWF's Coral Reef Conservation Initiative addresses declines in both the quantity and quality of the world’s coral reef ecosystems.
  • NFWF's Early Successional Forest Initiative focuses on establishing viable populations of the American Woodcock, Golden-winged Warbler, and some two dozen additional imperiled species that nest in young, regenerating forests in eastern North America.
  • NFWF’s Eastern Brook Trout Conservation Program works to improve habitat and water quality in the mid-Atlantic region to reintroduce Eastern brook trout and reconnect isolated populations. 
  • NFWF’s Great Migrations and Crucial Corridors Conservation Program aims to preserve North America's most important wildlife migrations by targeting critical bottlenecks and key linkages. 
  • NFWF's Gunnison Sage-Grouse Conservation Program works with private landowners to increase the habitat available for this rare grassland species.
  • NFWF's Hawaiian Forest Bird Conservation Program supports implementation of sustainable and cost-effective strategies to restore three endangered species: the Palila, Maui Parrotbill, and Nihoa Millerbird.
  • NFWF's Kirtland’s Warbler Initiative is a public-private partnership for the conservation of Kirtland’s Warbler that, should the species be removed from the Endangered Species List, would provide financial and public support for maintaining its viability.
  • NFWF’s Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Conservation Program works to protect and sustain Lahontan cutthroat populations.
  • NFWF's Lower Klamath Basin initiative works to stabilize and increase the populations of Klamath River Coho salmon and restore biologically viable populations. 
  • NFWF’s New England Cottontail Conservation Program funds conservation activities for the cottontail rabbit in the states of Maine and New Hampshire.
  • NFWF's River Herring Conservation Program implements strategies to reverse declines in the species and create sustainable populations. 
  • NFWF’s Russian River Coho Conservation Program works to restore coho in the Russian River by changing traditional water management practices to improve stream conditions.
  • NFWF's Sea Turtle Conservation Initiative works to restore  leatherbacks, Kemp’s ridleys, loggerheads, and hawksbills in the Northwest Atlantic and leatherbacks, loggerheads and hawksbills in the Eastern Pacific. 
  • NFWF's Seabird Conservation Program works to improve the conservation status of seabirds in the Caribbean and Pacific, including albatrosses, shearwaters, petrels, storm petrels, tropicbirds, alcids, terns and others. 
  • NFWF's Short Grass Prairie Conservation Program supports habitat restoration and other conservation actions for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken, an “umbrella” species for numerous other grassland birds.
  • NFWF's Sierra Nevada Meadow Restoration Conservation Program replenishes the health and biodiversity of mountain meadow regions. 
  • NFWF’s Sky Islands Grasslands Conservation Program works to restore high quality grasslands, ecosystem functioning, and self-sustaining populations of native species in the Southwest.
  • NFWF's Southeast Native Bass Conservation Program focuses on conserving Guadalupe bass in Texas, Redeye bass in Savannah, and Shoal bass in Chattahoochee, Flint and Chipola Rivers. 
  • NFWF's Southeastern Grasslands Conservation Program works to restore grassland habitats in the southeastern United States.
  • NFWF's Upper Colorado River Native Fishes Conservation Program works to stabilize and increase populations of the Colorado River cutthroat trout, bluehead and flannelmouth sucker, and roundtail chub. 
  • NFWF's Upper Klamath Basin initiative works to restore watershed and water flow conditions for federally-listed Lost River sucker and shortnose sucker, as well as state sensitive redband trout.