The Pacific Marine Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership (PMEP) is one of 19 regional fish habitat partnerships. It's
is to protect, enhance, and restore ecological processes and habitats to sustain healthy native fish communities and support sustainable human uses that depend on healthy fish populations.
PMEP’s strategic framework recognizes, as a current priority, the importance of estuary habitat to the production of juvenile fish.
PMEP is seeking project proposals that:
Increase the quality or availability of habitat for juvenile fish, with an emphasis on habitat connectivity, and/or
Assess the use of habitat by juvenile fish in nearshore and estuary environments.
All projects must show significant financial match and broad-based support for the work, though no specific match amounts are required. PMEP funds cannot support scientific research or land acquisition.
PMEP will award at least $50,000 and potentially up to $225,000 in 2016 for this purpose ( based on funding we receive from the National Fish Habitat Partnership) Individual project awards are generally between S30,000-S60,000.
Recent projects funded in part by PMEP include the Bear River Estuary Project (Washington – 2014), the Southern Flow Corridor Project (Oregon – 2015) and the Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project (California – 2014).
To apply for funding, interested applicants should complete and submit the online application, The deadline for project proposal submissions is November 15, 2016. Notifications of awards will be made in early 2017, and funds are expected to be awarded in the first quarter of 2017.
If you have any questions, please contact PMEP Coordinator Lisa DeBruyckere at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (503) 371-5939.