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2016 John Bondhus Conservation Grant Winner


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#1 Josh Blaylock

Josh Blaylock
  • Board of Directors
  • Central Kentucky

Posted 17 May 2016 - 09:42 AM

I realize there has been a delay on this and we went over the deadline, and I apologize for that.  However, I wanted to say that we had some truly worthy entries for this grant.  Below were the candidates:

 

Freshwater's Illustrated

The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky

Sea Run Brook Trout Coalition

Desert Fish Habitat Partnership

Conservation Fisheries Inc

 

While all are worthy of a NANFA sponsorship/grant, we applied a point based system for different categories for each of these. We also had to consider that CFI won the grant last year and NANFA wants to be involved with as many like-minded organizations as we can.

 

After tallying the points, the winner of the 2016 John Bondhus Conservation Grant is the Desert Fish Habitat Partnership! To get more information about DFHP, please visit: http://www.desertfhp.org/

 

Thanks to Matt Kneply for nominating them and thanks to the other members who nominated an organization. I hope to have more entries next year. I was a little disappointed in the number of entries. This is your (members) opportunity for NANFA to be involved with local organizations that you care about.

 

I will be in contact with DFHP soon to arrange the details of the award. Again for transparency, here's the score sheet we used to grade the organizations.

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#2 keepnatives

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 10:01 AM

Great choice and looks like you couldn't have made a bad one.


Mike Lucas
Mohawk-Hudson Watershed
Schenectady NY

#3 mattknepley

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 02:38 PM

Yeah! Like Mike said above, it wouldn't have been possible to make a bad choice from that group. Thanks to all involved in the award process! And if you aren't familiar with DFHP, check out the link above. I think you'll be impressed.
Matt Knepley
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."

#4 mattknepley

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 08:03 PM

One of DFHP's recent projects... http://www.desertfhp...ddy-river/c198c
Matt Knepley
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."

#5 Irate Mormon

Irate Mormon
  • NANFA Member
  • Crooked Creek, Mississippi

Posted 19 May 2016 - 12:10 AM

Based on a recent conversation, I can't say that CFI supports the goals of NANFA.  Therefore, good choice, I says!


-The member currently known as Irate Mormon


#6 FirstChAoS

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 12:43 PM

I can see how desert fishes was the right choice to win by preserving endangered species. (easilly beating my suggestion of an endangered population of a wide spread species). 

 

It seems they helped with the recovery of the Virgin River Chub... I can see why that one was declining from the name alone. :)



#7 Michael Wolfe

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  • North Georgia, Oconee River Drainage

Posted 19 May 2016 - 12:54 PM

Based on a recent conversation, I can't say that CFI supports the goals of NANFA.  Therefore, good choice, I says!


Martin, please contact me via pm an share your experience if you don't mind. I would like to understand more about what was said.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. - Benjamin Franklin

#8 Josh Blaylock

Josh Blaylock
  • Board of Directors
  • Central Kentucky

Posted 19 May 2016 - 01:48 PM

Martin, please contact me via pm an share your experience if you don't mind. I would like to understand more about what was said.

 

I'd like to know as well.


Josh Blaylock - Central KY
NANFA on Facebook - NANFA on YouTube - NANFA on Google+

KYCREEKS - KRWW - KWA



I hope to have God on my side, but I must have Kentucky.

- Abraham Lincoln, 1861


#9 mattknepley

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  • Smack-dab between the Savannah and the Saluda.

Posted 19 May 2016 - 03:07 PM

It seems they helped with the recovery of the Virgin River Chub... I can see why that one was declining from the name alone. :)


Bryce and his snubby porn helped 'em out, too. (eye roll smiley emoticon-thingy here)
Matt Knepley
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."




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