The mini-grant program supports the projects of TU chapters and affiliates in Montana. A TU chapter or affiliate must be the primary applicant. Projects must fit the following criteria:

Habitat Protection & Enhancement Fund Eligibility

  • Improve water quality.
  • Improve riparian protection, including habitat restoration and acquisition of key conservation properties.
  • Enhance stream flows, including investments in water-use efficiency and acquisition or leasing of water and water rights.
  • Enhance watershed health.
  • Protect important trout habitat from harm.
  • Advocate for policy (within the limits of 501 c(3) tax status) affecting the conservation, protection and restoration of wild trout and their habitats.
  • Past recipients must have completed and submitted a Final Project Report for any funds received after November 2017.

Steve Bryant Wild Trout Stewardship Fund Eligibility

  • Provide educational activities that foster understanding of the biological, cultural and economic values of wild trout.
  • Provide education to landowners for conserving wild trout, water quality, streamflows and trout habitat.
  • Communicate important conservation messages to the public, elected officials, policymakers and TU members.
  • Support research specifically designed to accomplish or contribute to the conservation, protection or restoration of wild trout and their habitats.
  • Benefit Montana’s native trout and grayling.

Past recipients must have completed and submitted a Final Project Report for any funds received after November 2017.

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