BLM OR/WA - West Eugene Wetlands Restoration Project


The Willamette Valley prairies are one of the most endangered habitats in the U.S (Noss et al. 1995). With less than half a percent of habitat remaining, and little of that in pristine condition, restoration of this native habitat is essential if this ecotype and the species that depend on it are going to survive. These prairies are threatened by the continued degradation, habitat loss, and fragmentation of their native prairie ecosystems. In 1994 the BLM partnered with the City of Eugene and The Nature Conservancy to create the West Eugene Wetlands Partnership, currently known as the Rivers to Ridges Partnership. This partnership has grown and now includes fifteen Federal and State agencies, public, private, and non-profit organizations that share a vision dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents in the upper Willamette Valley by working together to protect and enhance the region�s land and water resources and their ecosystem functions and values. The partners combined have over 20 years of institution knowledge, share staff expertise, specialized equipment, and other resources to achieve common goals and objectives that are outlined in the West Eugene Wetlands Plan (2004), US Fish & Wildlife Recovery Plan for the Prairie Species of Western Oregon (2010), and the West Eugene Wetland Resource Management Plan (2015). The overall objective of this program is to continue to partner with the Rivers to Ridges Partnership to work cooperatively to accomplish protection and conservation, as well as enhancement treatments, to an endangered ecosystem occupied by Bureau Sensitive Species, as well as federally listed plants and animals within the West Eugene Wetlands project area. This program will involve projects such as, but not limited to, maintaining wetland and prairie functions through habitat maintenance and restoration activities; collection and grow out of rare, endemic, ecologically appropriate native plant materials for restoration projects; control of noxious and invasive species in order to meet U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Recovery goals for habitat targets.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Land Management
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Sheri Dowley, Grants Management Specialist, 503-808-6243
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $1.00 to $33,470.00


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