Coldwater Conservation Planning Grants

Coldwater Conservation Plans are useful in building local awareness and support for the long-term stewardship of coldwater streams and their surrounding watersheds. The plans are meant to identify potential problems and opportunities for stream conservation, and may often also lead to more detailed watershed studies or projects, ultimately improving the health of coldwater ecosystems.

Grants of approximately $5,000 will be awarded for the creation of a Coldwater Conservation plan that will ultimately conserve and protect the coldwater streams of Pennsylvania. This grant is meant to:

  • Gather existing data about the coldwater ecosystem;
  • Identify potential impacts, threats, problems and opportunities to our coldwater streams;
  • Formulate a plan of action for proposed conservation and protection strategies; and
  • Build community awareness and support for the conservation of our coldwater streams.

Coldwater Conservation Implementation Grants

 The 2014 CHP grant cycle will focus on funding implementation projects identified in completed Coldwater Conservation, Watershed or Rivers Conservation Plans. Potential projects must enhance, conserve or protect the coldwater stream in which a coldwater conservation plan was originally completed. Other plans and reports created through another program or organization may be used as eligible documents for applying for an Implementation grant (Please see grant for details).

Grants averaging approximately $7,000 may be used to pay for equipment, materials, meeting expenditures, construction activities and other services to implement recommendations. 

Next grant round will open September 2015.

Before You Apply

Must contact the Coldwater Heritage Partnership office to ensure your proposed project meets the requirements of the program.          

Click here to view completed plans
Click here to view completed implementation projects