The Western Native Trout Initiative, a National Fish Habitat Partnership, is offering a new grant program for small, local conservation projects that benefit native trout.
The 2011 Small Project Funding Program offers $3,000 to qualifying trout fishing clubs, watershed councils and other community groups for community-based programs that provide habitat, educational or public recreational angling programs for conservation of western native trout.
The program is funded through a $15,000 start-up grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Grant applications must be received by June 10.
For more information about the program, types of projects that will be funded and the web-based application materials, visit the Western Native Trout Initiative website at http://www.westernnativetrout.org.