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Aquatic Invasive Species Grants


Contact: 
Heidi Anderson Folnagy, Montana DNRC; OR Stephanie Hester, Montana DNRC

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) offers state-funded grants for the prevention and control of aquatic invasive species (AIS). The goal of the grants is to protect the natural resources of Montana from severe and unacceptable damage from aquatic invasive species.

The proposed project must be critical and urgent and contribute to the protection of Montana’s environment from severe and unacceptable damage to natural resources from aquatic invasive species.

Public benefit from implementation of the project must directly relate to the prevention and/or control of aquatic invasive species. Preference will be given to priority waters, as well as to on-the-ground projects such as surveys and removal that result in measurable control of aquatic invasive species.

 

Preference will be given to species on the Montana Noxious Weed List (http://agr.mt.gov/agr/Programs/Weeds/PDF/2015WeedList.pdf)  and to zebra/quagga mussels.

 

Baseline survey
Monitoring
Education and outreach
Planning, e.g. management plan
On-the-ground control

 

City, county, tribes, and other local political subdivisions.

 

Up to $15,000 for most projects. Control projects may be eligible for funding above this level. Contact DNRC for more information.

 

Review and complete the 2019 AIS APPLICATION and submit to DNRC RDG Program by 5:00 PM March 15.

Heidi Anderson Folnagy | handersonfolnagy@mt.gov | 406.444.6691; Stephanie Hester | shester@mt.gov | 406.444.0547
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