The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now accepting aquatic habitat  restoration project proposals for FY 2013 funding through the Southeast  Aquatic Resources Partnership (SARP) and the  National Fish Habitat Action Plan.  All proposals should be developed in coordination with a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fisheries Resource  Office listed for your state in the proposal form.  Please provide the  information listed in the downloadable “SARP FY 2013 Aquatic Habitat Restoration Proposal Form” for each project.  Proposals should be emailed to Tripp Boltin of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Proposals should be submitted by  November 21, 2012.  Projects eligible for funding include those which  directly restore or enhance aquatic habitat via on-the-ground  modification.  Minimal funding should be included within the proposal  for post-project monitoring.  Additionally, projects to remove or by  pass barriers to fish migration, excluding those activities prescribed  within a license issued through FERC, should be included.  An electronic photo (jpeg format) of the barrier(s) should be provided.  For complete proposal guidelines click here.


For  more information, contact Tripp Boltin, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,  Southeast Fisheries Fish Habitat and Fish Passage Coordinator, 843-819-1229,