The Gulf Partnership has been awarded a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to build the capacity of organizations and agencies to achieve landscape level conservation in the Gulf region. NFWF announced the award as part of the second round of grants from the Gulf Coast Conservation Grants Program (GCCGP). The 18 grants total over $3.4 million and will generate more than $6.5 million in matching funds, for a total conservation impact of $10 million that will enhance coastal habitats, bolster fish and wildlife populations and strengthen resilience along the Gulf of Mexico. This year’s grants will support a wide range of conservation projects that will protect over 15,500 acres and restore more than 5,000 acres of critical coastal habitat along the Gulf of Mexico. In addition, these projects will enhance efforts to conserve sea turtles, waterfowl, shorebirds, gamefish and other wildlife important to the heritage of the Gulf Coast.
The Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation (PGCLC) is a new coalition of local, regional, state and national land conservation organizations devoted to advancing land and water conservation in the Gulf of Mexico region.
Our core mission is to work together across the five Gulf of Mexico states to increase the pace, quality and permanence of voluntary land and water conservation in the coastal region.
This partnership is modeled after successful land trust coalitions around the country that have worked together to protect millions of acres watersheds, wildlife corridors and important cultural resources. Private lands in the coastal region are among the region’s most ecologically productive.
The Gulf Partnership is pleased to announce the publication of A Land Conservation Vision for the Gulf of Mexico Region, a report depicting the shared land protection priorities of the nonprofit land conservation community in the Gulf region. This document will be used to communicate our conservation priorities with landowners, state agencies and federal officials during the oil spill restoration process.