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Kaiser Conservation Endowment


Much of Verle Kaiser’s 39 years of service with the Soil Conservation Service was devoted to the study of erosion problems on the Palouse. After his death, friends and colleagues established the Verle Kaiser Conservation Endowment with the WSU Foundation to promote the conservation ethic through conservation and natural resource education.

Washington State University is soliciting proposals for promotion and demonstration of conservation practices targeting soil erosion. Proposals are sought on the training of college and K-12 students and constituents, including curriculum development, field trips, teaching aids, audio/visual or other educational-related activities. Funds are open to Washington State University, University of Idaho, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), Conservation Districts, and colleges in Washington and Idaho. However, proposals must have a strong linkage to WSU, the University of Idaho, Conservation Districts, and/or NRCS. Funds are limited to the Inland Empire–the area east of the Washington Cascades and north of the Salmon River in Idaho.

There will be delay offering Kaiser Conservation Endowment contracts in 2020. The information below is from 2019 and may provide some useful guidance, but the 2020 cycle is on hold. Please check back for updates.

Proposals are not to exceed $5,000. Up to three grants will be awarded for this current funding cycle. Instructions for proposal format can be found here: Kaiser Conservation Endowment RFP 2019.  Proposals DUE January 23, 2019.

For more information, contact: Chad Kruger 509-335-4605