Funding Opportunity: Climate Change Adaptation for Wildlife

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Climate Adaption Fund has announced an RFP that help wildlife adapt to climate change. This funding is unlike our traditional funding opportunities for Great Lakes restoration projects, but could overlap with work being done to support wildlife on the Great Lakes. More information can be found on their website


Two of the bullet points in the RPF describing projects they are looking for could potentially overlap with Great Lakes restoration funding. Specifically:

  • Projects that demonstrate applied management responses for wildlife adaptation in terrestrial, freshwater, or estuarine systems, including efforts to implement active measures to enhance adaptive capacity of climate-impacted habitats or facilitate their transition to a new functional ecological state.
  • Projects that restore and sustain core habitat or create connectivity for fish and wildlife based on explicit adaptation goals.


A pre-proposal application form should be submitted to Darren Long at by 7p eastern, Friday, March 14, 2014. For questions, please contact Kathryn Dunning at A webinar about the grant program will be held today, February 11, from 2p-3p eastern.


To join the webinar:
1. Go to
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: Long0211
4. Click “Join.”
Or to join the teleconference:
1. Call-in number: 1-443-8636601, Conference Code: 678 383 5016
2. Provide your phone number when you join the meeting to receive a call back. Alternatively, you can call: 
Call-in toll-free number: 1-866-3864210

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