The Natural Resource Damage Program wants to know what the public thinks about a dozen proposed projects designed to restore or replace lost natural resources in the upper Clark Fork River Basin.
On Nov. 10, the Governor's Trustee Restoration Council recommended that 12 of 13 grant proposals receive funding totaling $14.9 million. A 30-day public comment period on these recommendations runs through December 11, 2009.
"This is the most competitive grant cycle we have had to date. All but one of the projects have been recommended for at least partial funding," said Kathy Coleman of the NRD program.
Based on the comments received over the next month, both the Advisory Council and Trustee Restoration Council will make final funding recommendations to Gov. Schweitzer, who is expected to make his funding decisions in December.