$5M Goes to Help Tribes Save Hundreds of Species
WASHINGTON (CN) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced awards totaling nearly $5 million to Native American and Alaskan tribes for wildlife conservation projects. The grants are for 29 conservation and restoration projects in 16 states, and are to benefit golden eagles, condors, salmon, wolves, sage grouse and other imperiled species, and to address conservation challenges such as wild pig control, invasive aquatic species containment and post-dam removal ecosystem restoration.
"Tribal lands protect some of North America's most important remaining blocks of wildlife habitat, encompassing more than 100 million acres of land home to hundreds of native species," USFWS Director Dan Ashe said. "The Tribal Wildlife Grants Program helps us work in partnership with federally-recognized tribes, state wildlife agencies and other federal government agencies to restore and sustain important habitat to benefit all Americans for generations to come."