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2008 Conservation Innovation Grants Awards

   

Below is a list of the Fiscal Year 2008 Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) National Component awardees. The information includes the State(s) in which the project will be carried out, the total amount of NRCS funding provided, and the project title.

Awards to Multiple States

 Organization

Project Name

State(s)

Funds
Awarded

InterTribalBison Cooperative

Grassland Restoration and Bison Management on American Indian Lands

AK, WA, OR, ID, CA, WY, CO, NM, AZ, SD, ND, NE, OK, WI, MT, MN, UT, KS

$425,787

American Forest Foundation

Developing and Implementing a Market-Based Habitat Credit Bank for the Gopher Tortoise on Family Forestlands in Portions of Georgia and Alabama

AL, GA

$194,350

Sagebrush Initiative, Inc: DBA Cooperative Sagebush Initiative

Market-Based Approach for Restoring Rangelands and Critical Wildlife Habitat in the Sagebrush Biome

CA, CO, ID, WY

$1,000,000

Bat Conservation International

Southwestern Subterranean Program: Roost Conservation for Pollinating and Insect Eating Bats

AZ, CA, CO, NV, NM, TX, UT

$82,473

Conservation Technology Information Center

Transitioning to No-Till Cover Crops

IN, OH

$255,014

Texas Cooperative Extension

Patch Burn-Grazing as a Quail-Friendly Approach to Manage Cacti-Infested Rangelands in the Rolling Plains of Texas

TX, OK, NM

$133,037

Awards to Single States

 Organization

Project Name

State(s)

Funds
Awarded

Tuskegee University

Integration of Goats into Alabama Grazing-Land Systems for Vegetation Management and Improved Pasture Health

AL

$257,349

White River Irrigation District

Pumping Plant Energy Audit and Reporting System

AR

$531,833

Pine Ridge Winery

Modular Biopower for Conservation of Winery Biomass Residues to On-site Heat and Power

CA

 $560,134.50

California Dairy Campaign

Implementing Waste Discharge Requirements on Dairies in the San Joaquin Valley, California

CA

$776,146

Russian River

Sonoma County Salmon Coalition

CA

$270,000

University of California

An Advisory Service for Optimum Irrigation Scheduling in California

CA

$294,642

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Paying for Environmental Services from Florida Ranchlands: Moving from Pilot Phase to Program Operation

FL

$950,481

Georgia RC&D

Energy Conservation Planning - Broiler Operations

GA

$275,000

Iowa Soybean Association

A Cooperative Conservation Framework for Improving Watershed Health

IA

$800,000

Coeur d’Alene Tribe

Using Carbon Credits to Offset the Costs of Implementing Carbon Conservation Practices: Landowner Education and Development of a Carbon Credit Market Infrastructure for Coeur d’Alene Tribe

ID

$77,575

Thompsons Pearl Valley Eggs, Inc.

Wastewater Treatment and Disposal System 

IL

$443,000

Kansas State University

Scientifcally-Targeted Locations, Social Strategies, and Market-Based Incentives to Reduce Sediment Transport from Agricultural Lands

KS

$450,000

Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' Association

Evaluating a Subsurface Water Drainage and Irrigation System for Massachusetts Cranberry Production

MA

$33,416

Tarleton State University

Development and Application of a Modified NTT Tool for Water Quality Trading

MD

$57,810

Conservation Resource Alliance

Wild Link (Implementation Phase) - An Innovative Tribal Partnership for Regional Habitat Conservation

MI

$500,000

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Enhancing Incentives for Hayland and Pasture Management for Declining Grassland Birds

MI

$402,500

The Conservation Marketplace of Minnesota

(Formerly Minnesota River Basin Joint Powers Board)

Starting It Local: Transferable Market Infrastructure for Trading Water Quality Credits & Ecosystem Services in the Upper Mississippi River Basin

MN

$999,993.60

University of Missouri

Helping Corn and Cotton Producers to Reduce Nitrogen Loss Using Crop Sensors

MO

$410,317

North Central MS Resource Conservation and Development Council

Native Warm Season Grasses for North Mississippi Livestock Producers: Reducing Production Inputs with Alternative Forages

MS

$54,000

North Carolina State University

Reducing Tillage in Organic Grain Production with an Innovative Cover Crop Management System 

NC

$249,289

Center for Agricultural Partnerships

Developing and Implementing a New Approach to Outreach, Planning and Technical Assistance in Delivering Innovative Resource Conservation Practices to Strawberry Growers in North Carolina

NC

$53,600

North Carolina State University

Effective Strategies for Biogas and Nutrient Management Resulting from Anaerobic Digestion in Covered Swine Lagoons

NC

$457,433

Propane Education & Research Council

Reducing Soil Erosion through Thermal Pest Control

NE

$50,550

Cornell University

Subsurface Drainage Water Management to Reduce Manure Contaminated Drain Discharge

NY

$284,683

Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District

Grand Lake St. Mary's Shoreline Stabilzation Using Geotextile Tubes

OH

$50,000

Ohio Framers Union Family Farm Center

The Great Lakes Biochar Demonstration Project

OH

$200,000

Oklahoma State University

An Innovative Approach to Conservation and Integrated Pest Management in Oklahoma Cropping Systems

OK

$225,731

The Nature Conservancy

Protecting Biodiversity through Early Detection and Rapid Response to Invasive Species

OR

$78,246

George McKinley

Creating a Conservation Mechanism to Facilitate Non-Industrial Private Forest Owner Access to Carbon Offset Markets: Pilot Project

OR

$24,800

Environmental Credit Corporation

Enhancing Air Quality through the Adoption of Small-Scale Anaerobic Manure Digesters on Dairy Farms in Pennsylvania

PA

$225,000

Michael H. McCulloch

Desalination of Ground Water in the Cenozoic Aquifer West of and Adjacent to the Pecos River

TX

$32,896

University of Vermont

Winter Pasture and Bedded Pack Management for Vermont Dairy Farms

VT

$248,027

Washington State University

Nutrient Capture and Redistribution In a Community Anaerobic Digester

WA

$414,013

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Demonstrating Innovative Manure Separation and Precision Ag Technologies to Optimize Nutrient Manure Utilization and Reduce Environmental Concerns

WI

$184,165

DBA Green Tier Advancement Project

Dairy Business Association-Green Tier Advancement Project (DBA-GTAP)

WI

$100,000

West Virginia University Research Corporation

Multi-Species Grazing System Using Sheep and Cattle for Improved Ecological Soil Conditions

WV

$206,000

West Virginia University Research Corporation

Demonstration of Precision Agriculture on Grasslands in the Greenbrier Valley

WV

$75,800

CoaltecEnergy USA, Inc.

Broiler Production Best Practice Using Gasification of Poultry Litter to Produce Heat and Chilling for Economic and Environmental Benefits

WV

$475,500

Trout Unlimited

Flat Plate Fish Screen Development to Benefit Conneville Cutthroat Trout and Other Dear River Native Fish

WY

$48,000

TOTALS

 

 

$13,918,591.10

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