The Project & Conservation Grant Program For The Year 2018

To download the 2018 Application as a Word Document click here

For previous successful sample project applications click here and here

For a complete list of all grants awarded to date click here

The Sagebrush Chapter of Trout Unlimited has created the Project & Conservation Grant Program with the mission of supporting efforts to protect, reconnect, restore, and sustain cold-water fisheries and their watersheds. Healthy coldwater fisheries are essential in preserving habitat for aquatic animals and birds, small and large animals, and for providing clean drinking water to our communities for generations to come.

This Program is supported by private donations from local citizens that share a common purpose of preserving Northern Nevada fisheries. We are very fortunate that in 2006 Kroening family provided a generous charitable gift to the Sagebrush Chapter of Trout Unlimited to start this program & promote the principles of Trout Unlimited in the State of Nevada.


From left to right:
Dr Ernie Mack, Dr Richard Kroening, Beverly Kroening and Robert Milholland (Sitka, Alaska). 

Brief Biography of Dr. Kroening.
Dr Kroening, M.D., Ph.D., was a Professor and Fellowship Director at the UCLA Pain Management Program and an adjunct professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry. After leaving Los Angeles, he had a practice in Reno where he specialized in pain management for cancers and head & neck traumas. He possessed an avid love for the outdoors & for the conservation of our natural resources. He was a life long member of Trout Unlimited.

Using The Kroening Endowment the Sagebrush Chapter of Trout Unlimited will help provide, to any organization or individuals, grants for conservation, and education and public outreach projects that demonstrate a benefit to Northern Nevada cold-water fisheries and their watersheds.

The Chapter Project & Conservation Grant Program cycle will award amounts between $500 to $15,000. For projects requesting funding over $1000 the project must match one-to-one the award amount with; cash gifts, extramural funding (e.g. local, State and Federal grants), in-kind donations, materials, and/or volunteer labor. We encourage local youth groups (e.g. high school conservation clubs and leadership clubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, YMCA), non-profit and for-profit community organizations,  community colleges, universities, and local, state and federal government agencies to apply.

Application Calendar For 2017-18
Aug 2017- Application Form Available On-Line
Wed, Nov 1st - Application Deadline (Midnight)
Thurs, Nov 16th - Applicants Present Their Projects to the Chapter Membership
Jan 2018 Chapter Meeting - Chapter Members Vote On Project Committee Proposals

For Previous Sample Projects Click Here and Here (PDFs)

If you would like a Sagebrush Chapter representative to make a presentation to your organization about Trout Unlimited initiatives and the Sagebrush Chapter Conservation Grant Program, please contact the Sagebrush Chapter Conservation Grant Program Ambassador at epburke@hotmail.com