Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund grant application now open

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund (OCRF) grant application period for 2022 is open through Feb. 25.

Interested applicants should visit: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/conservationstrategy/OCRF/grants.asp.

Approximately $2.5 million of state funds have been made available for the Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund this biennium in addition to nearly $1 million raised from individual donors.

In 2021, the OCRF Advisory Committee recommended funding 23 projects totaling just over $390,000. The Fish and Wildlife Commission will review those projects on Jan. 14.

The Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund (OCRF) is a public-private partnership that supports projects to implement the Oregon Conservation Strategy and connect people with the outdoors. The Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee provides recommendations on expenditures from the OCRF to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission. More information on the OCRF can be found at OregonIsAlive.org.