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Requests for Proposals

Burrowing Owl Habitat Protection

Burrowing Owl with wings spread flying just above the ground

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is soliciting funding proposals for habitat protection projects* benefiting the state-Threatened burrowing owl. This request for proposals is limited to habitat protection projects. A maximum of $900,000 is available from the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida to fund land acquisitions and/or conservation easements benefitting the species using mitigation contributions from burrowing owl incidental take permitting.

Habitat protection proposals will be accepted between November 17, 2022 – April 15, 2023. Government agencies and non-governmental organizations accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission are eligible to apply. 

Proposal instructions, required forms, and a complete list of requirements and evaluation criteria for the funding opportunity can be found below. Proposals and attachments should be emailed to Imperiled@MyFWC.com with the subject line: Burrowing Owl Proposal.

*Future opportunities may focus solely on habitat restoration and management, voluntary conservation on private lands (e.g., installation of artificial burrows, posting and signage, etc.) and research.

Burrowing owl standing on ground looking up

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