The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) awarded 53 grants totaling $8,855,726 to local organizations statewide to support fish and wildlife habitat and water quality projects at their April 26-27, 2022 virtual board meeting.
“These investments support watersheds, fish and wildlife habitats, and communities,” says Lisa Charpilloz Hanson, OWEB’s Executive Director. “They will help landscapes recover from wildfire and be more resilient in the future. They will provide cool water for salmon, steelhead, and trout and improve habitat for sage-grouse and other species. These investments showcase Oregon’s commitment to healthy and sustainable landscapes.”
Funding for these projects comes from the Oregon Lottery and the Federal Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (provided by the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration). A listing of all Fall 2021 Open Solicitation Grant Awards is available on the OWEB website.