Utah’s Watershed Restoration Initiative (WRI) and its partners announce funding decisions for the upcoming FY 2023 project implementation season. 103 of the 148 project proposals submitted to WRI for implementation between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023 were either fully or partially funded this week. This year’s list of funded projects is scheduled to improve another 244,441 acres of priority watersheds in Utah. Funding for these projects totaled nearly $51 million dollars in WRI and partner funding as well as another $4.6 million of in-kind support. Major funding partners include:
Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Sportsman for Fish and Wildlife, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Mule Deer Foundation, Utah Archery Association, National Wild Turkey Federation, Utah Wild Sheep Foundation, Safari Club International, State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, Utah’s Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Utah Shared Stewardship program, Central Utah Water Conservancy District and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
WRI projects focus on improving three ecosystem values here in Utah:
Watershed Health and Biological Diversity
Water Quality and Quantity
Opportunities for Sustainable Uses of Natural Resources
Click here to download the full list (PDF) of FY 2023 WRI funded and unfunded projects with funding sources.
Click here to download a Microsoft Excel version of the same FY 2023 list.
Click here to see a map of all funded WRI projects for FY 2023