2024 Wild & Scenic Rivers Stewardship Partners Funding

May 9, 2024

Protection of wild and scenic rivers is, by design, intended to be a collaborative effort between the federal government and other governments, Native American tribes, nonprofit organizations, and interested citizens. The Wild & Scenic Rivers Act includes numerous requirements and opportunities for collaboration and assistance. With that in mind, the River Network and the United States Forest Service are excited to announce the sixth year of funding for nonprofit and tribal organizations working on or planning for stewardship activities on Forest Service administered wild and scenic rivers and surrounding lands.

There are two types of awards:

  1. Stewardship Impact Awards. These awards are for WSR stewardship projects for groups with established relationships with the Forest Service and can cover a range of stewardship activities.
  2. Relationship Building and Planning Awards. These planning awards are intended to support relationship building between organizations led by and/or supporting communities who historically lack access to outdoor education, recreation, and stewardship opportunities and their local Forest Service offices.

For more information, including how to apply, please visit the River Network's web site.


Photo: Red River Cleanup  Credit: Kentucky Waterways Alliance, Laura Gregory