What We Do
 

 Forests & Grasslands Feature Story

 



The longleaf pine forests of the Southeastern U.S. are one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet.

 

 Forests & Grasslands Announcements

 
 

 Forests & Grasslands Due Dates

 
  • 9/22/2014
    American Oystercatcher; Apache Trout; Hawaiian Forest Birds; Caribbean Seabird Program; Seabirds; Pacific Seabird Program; Russian River Coho; Lahontan Cutthroat Trout; Southeast Native Bass; Upper Klamath Basin; Sea Turtles; River Herring Conservation Program; Sierra Nevada Meadow Restoration; Northern Great Plains Initiative; Great Migrations and Crucial Corridors; Cabinet Yaak Wildlife Corridors; Working for Wildlife
    Pre-Proposal Application Open

  • 10/9/2014
    ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation Program
    Full Proposal Deadline

  • 10/20/2014
    American Oystercatcher; Apache Trout; Hawaiian Forest Birds; Caribbean Seabird Program; Seabirds; Pacific Seabird Program; Russian River Coho; Lahontan Cutthroat Trout; Southeast Native Bass; Upper Klamath Basin; Sea Turtles; River Herring Conservation Program; Sierra Nevada Meadow Restoration; Northern Great Plains Initiative; Great Migrations and Crucial Corridors; Cabinet Yaak Wildlife Corridors; Working for Wildlife
    Pre-Proposal Deadline

  • 12/8/2014
    American Oystercatcher; Apache Trout; Cabinet Yaak Wildlife Corridors; Caribbean Seabird Program; Great Migrations and Crucial Corridors; Hawaiian Forest Birds; Lahontan Cutthroat Trout; Northern Great Plains Initiative; Pacific Seabird Program; River Herring Conservation Program; Russian River Coho; Sea Turtles; Seabirds; Sierra Nevada Meadow Restoration; Southeast Native Bass; Upper Klamath Basin; Working for Wildlife
    Full Proposal Deadline

Big-horned sheep | Credit: Jonny Armstrong

Forests and Grasslands

North America’s forests and grasslands provide refuge for thousands of species, many of which are unique to the continent. As our open lands become increasingly fragmented, lost or degraded, high-quality habitat is critical to keep populations of wildlife from declining.

NFWF focuses on issues that are crucial to birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians in these areas, to ensure that these populations survive.

Strategies

NFWF supports results-oriented projects for forest and grassland species, from songbirds to the pronghorn. We work with partners across the country to: 

  • Restore degraded habitat
  • Improve stewardship on private ranching, forest and agricultural lands
  • Expand core conservation areas
  • Address barriers to wildlife movement. 
 

 Target Species

 

Bog turtle  l  Hawaiian forest birds  l  Gopher tortoise l  Chiricahua leopard frog  l  Pronghorn  l  Grizzly bears  l  Disappearing grassland birds like the Attwater’s Prairie Chicken and the Gunnison Sage-grouse

 

 Feature Story

 

Mountain peaks  — "islands" in the desert — once towered over vast, productive grasslands in the Southwest. Today, these Sky Islands sustain wildlife species found nowhere else in the world.