US Bureau of Reclamation announces request for proposals.

The Bureau of Reclamation's Klamath Basin Area Office (KBAO), working in partnership with other Federal and Oregon State agencies, announces the availability of $2 million in Reclamation funds for the Klamath River Watershed Restoration Program in fiscal year (FY) 2008. Reclamation is specifically requesting proposals to: (1) restore the Klamath River ecosystem; (2) help enhance populations of threatened coho salmon and endangered shortnose and Lost River suckers; and (3) further the fulfillment of the Federal Government's tribal trust responsibilities as they relate to the natural resources in the Klamath River watershed.

Reclamation will consider funding potential projects that enhance and restore habitat conditions, improve water-quality conditions, remove fish-passage barriers, reduce entrainment through the installation of fish screens, and result in water conservation efficiencies.

This FY 2008 Request for Proposal (RFP) process involves the participation of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Forest Service, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, and Klamath Basin Tribes. Participating agencies will work with Reclamation to review, evaluate, and rank proposals.

The RFP is posted at www.grants.gov for a 45-day open period from March 24, 2008, to Monday, May 19, 2008 (Solicitation number 08SF200023). For more information about the program, please contact Mr. Chuck Korson, KBAO, at 541-880-2575 or ckorson@mp.usbr.gov.