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Three biologists recording June sucker populations at a pond

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Submit a proposal for this fiscal year by Feb. 28, 2022

If you would like to suggest a new project for the Endangered Species Mitigation Fund, visit the Utah Watershed Restoration Initiative database website and register or log in. Please note the following:

  • If you have not entered projects into the WRI system previously, you will need to create a WRI user account in order to submit a project for consideration.
  • Your project does not need to address watershed initiatives to be considered; there have been no changes to the funding intent and ESMF grant award criteria.
  • Some WRI project fields may not be applicable to your ESMF project; if this is the case, simply enter "N/A" into those fields. (The fields require an entry to complete the submission.)

Application deadlines

Three biologists recording June sucker populations at a pond

The application window for the upcoming fiscal year closes Feb. 28, 2022. The ESMF Advisory Committee will evaluate all submitted project proposals in April-May, and the ESMF administrator will develop work plans for projects the committee recommends funding. Those plans will be presented to the DWR director's office for approval.

Add a project

Clicking "Add a project" will take you to the Utah Watershed Restoration Initiative database website, where you may register as a new user or log in.

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