West Virginia Outside Heritage Conservation Fund now accepting purposes


CHARLESTON, (WV) – The West Virginia Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund (OHCF) is now accepting applications through May 31, 2022 for small and large grants. Up to $750,000 in total can be awarded, including $100,000 for small grants.

Please use the eligibility check to determine if your project is eligible for funding, review the Technical Support Guide for details on grant programs and applications, and complete the grant application. The current forms and applications can be found online here.

The Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund Board of Trustees is expected to make grant selections by July 6, 2022.

About the West Virginia Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund:
The OHCF protects lands that are home to West Virginia’s wild and wonderful natural resources. This work is guided by an 11-member Board of Trustees made up of Land Trusts; the Department of Forestry; the Department of Natural Resources; outdoor recreation and sports groups; and the professions of biology, ecology, forestry and public health. OHCF’s land conservation projects can include important wildlife habitats, managed forests and farmlands, and hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation areas.