Wildlife Habitat Improvement – Local District (WHILD)


Fund Balance of 5/31/2019: $39,235.32
  • 2019 Gifts to date: $16,078 / 11 gifts
  • Gifts to date since inception: $36,880.48
  • Grants to date since inception: $0

About WHILD: The purpose of the Fund is to provide a permanent endowment to support wildlife habitat improvement projects, including capital projects, planning, research, studies, management, enforcement, education and other wildlife habitat improvement projects, for the public benefit within Routt County.

Granting Committee: The Grant Committee shall consists of one appointee with expertise in habitat improvement, wildlife management, wildlife habitat management or wildlife biology from each of the following entities: Colorado Parks and Wildlife, United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Colorado State Forest, and two members from the general public chosen by the Board of Trustees of the Yampa Valley Community Foundation.

Grant Process Timeline: Request for Projects open 9/1 – 10/15 (approximately). The Granting Committee meets in late October/early November to make a funding recommendation to the Yampa Valley Community Foundation during the November Board of Trustee Meeting. Funds are distributed in December to the land manager who determines how best to conduct the trail maintenance.