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Partnering to Improve Fisheries Habitat in Reservoirs across the Nation: A plan for building and growing capacity to improve fish habitat in our nation's reservoirs.

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Boxrucker a partnering_rfhp_ 2016

  1. 1. Jeff Boxrucker Coordinator Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership
  2. 2. 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 1905 1915 1925 1935 1945 1955 1965 1975 1985 1995 2005 2010 MillionsofAnglersin Reservoirs/Lakes NumberofNewReservoirs Year Number of New Reservoirs Number of Anglers Reservoirs/Lakes
  3. 3.  A grass-roots effort to improve fish habitat in our nation’s reservoirs  Connects public partners with agencies on habitat projects
  4. 4.  Financial arm of the Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership (RFHP)  Carries 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status for fundraising
  5. 5.  Perfect for local organizations who want to raise funds to do fish habitat improvement projects  Can use money as “match” to leverage additional funds from the partnership or other sources Friends of Lake “X” Friends of Lake “Y” Friends of Lake “Z”
  6. 6. CHAPTERS  Small groups direct work at individual reservoirs  Bass clubs  Lake Associations  Fishing/Hunting clubs  $25 annual fee  100% dedicated to project funding
  7. 7. ORGANIZATION  Intended to include groups that do not focus on a single body of water  All benefits of Chapters  $100 annual fee INDIVIDUAL  Intended for those who simply wish to support RFHP financially  $25 annual fee
  8. 8. 1. Financial Benefits  eligibility to use FOR 501(c)(3) designation  enhanced fundraising capacity by part of a national organization (RFHP and NFHP); guidance and assistance; organization and capacity development  banking services 2. Project Assistance  eligibility for project funding by the RFHP – priority points  Small projects grants ($1000) exclusively for FOR members  grant writing/application assistance  2-$40,000 grants from Shell Oil to help PFBC with habitat work  Working with Wichita Falls Foundation to secure grants for Lake Wichita restoration  some grants require non-profit status (FOR)
  9. 9. 3. Technical Support  Web site and other services  Developing a BMP site  Educational forums and meetings (RFHP annual meeting)  Access to reservoir inventory and assessments  Networking with others 4. Recognition  FOR logo, bumper stickers and other materials  Annual “Friend of Reservoirs” awards  NFHP’s Ten Waters to Watch program gives projects national exposure  Table Rock, MO; Lake Conroe & Lake Livingston, TX; Lake Bloomington, IL, Lake Wichita, TX  Club highlights on FOR website and newsletter
  10. 10. water regime, shallowness/mudflats, nutrients, siltation, lack of structure, connectivity siltation, water regime, shallowness/ mudflats, structure, nutrients, connectivity, water regime, shallowness/mudflats, structure, nutrients, siltation, connectivity, nutrients, siltation, structure, shallowness/mudflats nutrients, siltation, structure, shallowness/mudflats, connectivity, nuisance species siltation, nutrients, shallowness/mudflats, structure , connectivity, water regime shallowness/mudflats, siltation, connectivity, nutrients, structure, water regime water regime shallowness/mudflats siltation, nutrients, structure, lack of nutrients, water regime, connectivity, Western Mountains Xeric Northern Plains Southern Plains Temperate Plains Upper Midwest Northern Appalachians Coastal Plains Southern Appalachians shallowness/mudflats, nutrients, water regime, lack of nutrients, lack of structure, connectivity
  11. 11. Lake Livingston(2) Lake Fork Lake Conroe Elephant Butte Havasu Rockport Nessmuck Lake Mahoning Creek Glade Run Lake Canyon Bloomington Evergren Cave Run Lake Austin Lake Wichita Rend Enid Possum Kingdom Easter Richard B. Russell West Point Dale Hollow Strom Thurmond Carlyle
  12. 12.  42 projects in 18 states  FOR: 25 projects  State Agencies: 12 projects  Federal Agencies: 9 projects  Municipalities: 1 project *letter of support from state fisheries management agency required $450,000:2.9 million (1:6.4 funds leveraged)
  13. 13. W. Kerr Scott, NC Shoreline Restoration Demonstration
  14. 14. RFHP funded 10 projects in TX • 20% of TX reservoirs are “moderately to high” or “highly” impaired by lack of structure • All TX projects have structure component • Most have been native vegetation restoration • All have FOR partners
  15. 15. Lake Livingston • 8 Independent school districts • Bass Clubs • Master Naturalists • Chambers of Commerce • 2015 Ten Waters to Watch
  16. 16. RFHP provide seed money to be leveraged with local funds; 501 (c) (3) provides donors with tax deduction
  17. 17. Shoreline Stabilization
  18. 18. Fellsmere Lake, FL
  19. 19. Structure addition and shoreline stabilization projects in Missouri
  20. 20. Native vegetation project, Lake Ouachita, AR
  21. 21. 1969 1991 1983 2003
  22. 22. QUESTIONS?

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