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Advancing Priority Cross-Watershed Strategies for Freshwater Conservation in the Southern U.S.

Nature Conservancy

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $250,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2005–October 31, 2007
  • Location Arlington, VA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

About this grant

This grant will enable The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to address freshwater conservation issues in the southeastern U.S., a region that is globally significant for its high concentration of freshwater biodiversity. Since 2000 with Mott-support, TNC has been working in the region to develop model approaches that address some of the most acute threats to aquatic biodiversity.Multiyear funding will support objectives that include increasing scientific expertise to support conservation efforts at up to 10 sites where alterations to hydrology or river channel structure threaten ecologically important freshwater sites; building working relationships with key state and federal agencies; and sustaining a regional network of staff working on freshwater conservation issues.TNC, established in 1951, is dedicated to the preservation of plants, animals and natural communities by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.