Jonah Inter-agency Mitigation and Reclamation Office

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Purpose

The Jonah Inter-agency Mitigation and Reclamation Office (JIO) was created by the Jonah Infill Drilling Project Record of Decision. One of the primary purposes of the JIO is to oversee the selection, and monitor the effectiveness, of off-site mitigation projects.

Funding Interests

The focus of the mitigation is to be:

  • Improvement and maintenance of existing habitat necessary to maintain optimum wildlife populations.
  • Conservation, maintenance, protection, development or improvement of wildlife resources and habitats impacted by Jonah Field development.
  • Improvement or maintenance of existing rangelands to maintain or enhance livestock use.

  • Air quality improvement and/or monitoring projects.

  • Improvement and maintenance of stormwater/erosion control.

  • Participation in water enhancement projects to benefit livestock and/or wildlife use.

  • Preservation of open space, habitat, or grazing lands by purchase or acquisition of development or other property rights.

Geographic Focus

Projects are required to mitigate impacts from development activities in the Jonah Field (Wyoming) and will be located in the Upper Green River Basin area or the area occupied by wildlife resources that spend a portion of the year in the Basin area. Proposals for projects outside this region will be considered only if mitigation is not possible within the region.

Types of Support

Funds may be used for planning, development, and monitoring programs.

Grant Size

$0 to $100000

Requirements & Limitations

The JIO may grant funds to non-profit, for-profit, and governmental organizations. These organizations are encouraged to participate with other entities to enhance wildlife habitat and other natural resources.Projects should have a specific timeline for initiation and completion, with tangible benefits as indicated by specific monitoring. Sponsoring entities will have the responsibility to maintain and monitor projects, and to report on progress and completion.Applications should outline funding requirements, including funds requested to initiate projects. Where actual costs are not certain, no more than 75% of the project cost will be allocated prior to project completion, and payments will be adjusted to meet actual costs.

Application Process

Applicants for funding should use the standard application form.Supporting documentation is encouraged and will be used by the JIO to evaluate initial applications, and may or may not be used in the final selection process.

Deadlines

Projects will be funded twice annually, with funds made available for approved projects in January and July. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year, but need to be submitted at least ninety (90) days prior to the next funding cycle.

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