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CHICKADEE CHECKOFF SMALL GRANTS PROPOSALS DUE MAY 18

CHICKADEE CHECKOFF SMALL GRANTS PROPOSALS DUE MAY 18

May 1, 2014

For 34 years wildlife and wildlife enthusiasts have benefited from this unique program

PRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism is accepting proposals for the Chickadee Checkoff Small Grants Program through May 18, 2014. Grant recipients carry out projects focused on wildlife diversity and native non-game wildlife species while addressing the issues and strategies within the Kansas Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Plan “A Future for Kansas Wildlife.”

Since 1980, Chickadee Checkoff has funded a wide variety of educational, research-based, and habitat projects, as well as the monitoring of non-game wildlife and habitats. Some of these projects include the creation of the top 20 birds of Cheyenne Bottoms identification cards and the evaluation of habitat characteristics surrounding prairie chicken leks of different sizes in northwest Kansas.

By making small grants available, the department is able to utilize the talents and expertise of people outside of the department. The diverse projects completed as a result of this program have led to numerous publications in scientific journals, educational products, and new information on native non-game wildlife species and their habitats.

Interested parties have until May 18 to turn in a completed grant proposal. For program information on this program, including eligibility requirements and to view a list of priority projects for 2014, download the grant guidance document, or visit ksoutdoors.com and click “Services / Wildlife Diversity / Chickadee Checkoff.”

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