The Friends of Reservoirs Foundation (FOR) and King Enterprises, makers of Mossback artificial fish habitat products are pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural grants program available exclusively to Friends of Reservoirs member organizations. Mossback has been a corporate sponsor of Friends of Reservoirs for several years and wants to work with FOR members in restoring structural habitat in public waters. Mossback is offering 3-$1000 grants of Mossback products exclusively to FOR members. The retail value of the grants is approximately $1500 if purchased directly from Mossback. 2017 grant recipients were selected from a pool of Friends of Reservoirs members applying for the grant.
The Indiana Bass Federation, Kansas B.A.S.S. Nation and Wyoming/Cowboy B.A.S.S. Nation are the recipients of the 2017 are the recipients of the inaugural Mossback/Friends of Reservoirs grant program. Mossback provided 3-$1000 (wholesale) product awards to Friends of Reservoirs member organizations. The three recipients were selected from a pool of candidates based on the merits of their proposals.
The Indiana Bass Federation is partnering with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources on a habitat restoration project on Harden Reservoir. A habitat enhancement plan was created by IDNR and partners that outlined timeline, budget, types of structures to be used, and placement locations. The proposed plan calls for around 200 Pennsylvania porcupine cribs and junior cribs, 7 rock pile complexes, 5 brushpiles, and a stake bed complex to be placed in the reservoir at depths 20 ft. The Mossback structures will be added as part of the overall habitat management plan
The Kansas B.A.S.S. Nation is partnering with Kansas Wildlife Parks and Tourism, Leavenworth Bass Club, Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club and Jackson County to enhance structural habitat in Banner Creek Reservoir in northeast Kansas. Mossback is proud to be a catalyst in this partnering effort.
Cowboy Bass (Wyoming BASS Nation) is doing habitat improvement projects on Flaming Gorge Reservoir in southwestern Wyoming. Cowboy Bass is doing these projects in phases and will begin structure construction and placement in the fall of 2017. The first stage will place a $1000 of Mossback Product in Flaming Gorge and will be done by an Eagle Scout Project. Wyoming Game and Fish will be involved in all aspects of the project from planning to site selection to installation and monitoring.