Applications for Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund grants due April 28

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund is accepting applications through April 28 for large and small grants for projects that conserve unique and important wildlife habitats, natural areas, forest lands, farmlands, and lands for hunting, fishing and recreation.

Applications will be accepted for large grants that are more than $25,000. During this round of funding, $100,000 will be reserved for small grants. The OHCF board will make grant selections by June 30.

Applicants are reminded to determine if their project qualifies for funding by using the Eligibility Assessment, Technical Assistance Manual before they complete the application. The assessment, manual and other forms are available at

The West Virginia Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund protects lands that host West Virginia’s wild and wonderful natural resources. This work is guided by an 11-member board of trustees made up of representatives from land trusts, the Division of Forestry, the Division of Natural Resources, outdoor recreation, as well as sportsmen and women and biology, ecology, forestry and public health professionals.

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