Funding Opportunity to Benefit Natural Resource Conservation in the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes

textFebruary 13, 2014 – The Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) announced today a funding opportunity for research proposals that address high priority knowledge gaps associated with natural resource conservation and management in the upper Midwest and Great Lakes region.

The LCC has identified five distinct areas of research this year that will inform effective conservation and management by resource practitioners and decision-makers. Research projects under consideration for 2014 funding must address one or more of the following science needs:

  • Identifying high priority coastal wetland areas for the Great Lakes region
  • Identifying high risk areas for coastal erosion, sediment sources and accretion areas, and best management practices to address sediment transport concerns across the Great Lakes
  • Facilitate integration of climate change information and strategies into State Wildlife Action Plans in the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region
  • Sustaining forest habitats and productivity in the context of invasive, non-native insects and disease
  • Designing landscapes to meet natural resources objectives now and into the future

The LCC is responsible for identifying, prioritizing and supporting research projects that address gaps in scientific knowledge and can inform effective conservation and management across the upper Midwest and Great Lakes region. Broad-scale stressors impacting this landscape include climate change, urban expansion and habitat loss.

Up to $250,000 may be available to fund projects. The LCC encourages broad participation from groups and individuals concerned with natural and cultural resource issues in the upper Midwest and Great Lakes region.  Individuals from federal, state, tribal, local, commercial, non-profit and educational organizations are eligible for funding as investigators or cooperators. Cost share or in-kind match is encouraged but not required.

Interested applicants should contact LCC Coordinator John Rogner or Science Coordinator Brad Potter prior to submitting an application package. Additional details on the science needs, format and timetable for submitting proposals can be found in the full funding announcement at under funding opportunity number F14AS00086.

Grant application packages are due no later than 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time on March 28, 2014. Grant applications should be submitted through Applicants unable to submit through, may submit their application package via email to LCC staff, or mail via U.S. post.

Application Materials:

Official Notice of Funding Availability and Application Instructions available for download at under funding opportunity number F14AS00086.
Communication Plan Example (pdf)
Data Management Policy (pdf)
Conflict and Confidentiality Statement (pdf)

John Rogner,, 847-381-2253 ext. 12
Brad Potter,, 517-351-4213

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Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC

The Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC envisions a conservation community that while governed by their unique purposes and missions, collaborates on sustaining lands and waters that support natural and cultural resources and the services they provide. Our mission is to support and sustain this conservation community by facilitating communication, coordination and collaboration to bridge cutting-edge scientific research with natural resources management.

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John Rogner
LCC Coordinator
847-381-2253 ext. 12