Improving Forest Ecosystem Grant

The High Meadows Fund, in collaboration with the VT Community Foundation, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) representing a commitment of $200,000 towards improving forest health and integrity in Vermont.

The goal of this funding is to foster collaborative approaches to creating resilient, adaptable & healthy forests that pay dividends for wildlife, and contribute to the quality of life & cultural heritage of all Vermonters, including those who depend on the forests for their livelihoods.

For High Meadows, long-term success means greater understanding, constructive action, and demonstrated public commitment to improving the resilience of the forest landscape in the face of disruptive threats such as climate change, non-native species, pests & diseases, and forest fragmentation. It is hoped in the short term to galvanize efforts to improve connectivity among forest parcels and reduce a forest landscape’s vulnerability to factors that compromise its health & integrity, especially projects that draw participants with varied interests such as forest landowners, town officials, scientists, and wildlife & outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

RFP applications are due Thursday November 15th, 2018 at 5:00 pm. For more info and to access the RPF, click here.