Species of conservation need such as the New England cottontail (pictured), wood turtle and several species of bat will benefit from this year's competitive State Wildlife Grants. Credit: USFWS
Species of conservation need such as the New England cottontail (pictured), wood turtle and several species of bat will benefit from this year's competitive State Wildlife Grants. Credit: USFWS

Service Provides $5.6 Million in Grants to 12 States for Conservation Projects

July 17, 2014

Imperiled species will benefit from a total of $5.6 million for 16 projects in 12 states through the Service's competitive State Wildlife Grants program. The grants, which focus on large-scale conservation projects for species identified by states as Species of Greatest Conservation Need, will be matched by more than $2.9 million in non-federal funds from states and their partners. The 12 states receiving grants are AZ, CO, ID, IA, KY, MA, ME, MI, MN, NE, SC, and WA.

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Condor #9 is the mother of the new California condor chick in in Zion National Park. Credit: NPS

Condor #9 is the mother of the new California condor chick in in Zion National Park. Credit: NPS

California Condors Raising Chick in Utah

July 17, 2014

A California condor chick is growing up in Zion National Park in Utah, biologists say, the first condor chick hatched in the state since the last condors were taken into captivity more than 25 years ago. Last month, biologists noted that a pair of California condors was acting in a family way. Weeks later, the chick made an appearance. The California condor is an amazing success of the Endangered Species Act. The population of condors had declined to just 22 birds in the wild in 1982, and the species was extirpated from the wild in 1987. Captive-breeding efforts mean the wild population is now more than 230.

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CVA grants fund both traditional on-dock pump-outs and mobile pump-out boats that travel in designated harbors to make the collection of on-board waste more efficient and convenient, and ensure cleaner waters. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

CVA grants fund both traditional on-dock pump-outs and mobile pump-out boats that travel in designated harbors to make the collection of on-board waste more efficient and convenient, and ensure cleaner waters. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Service Awards $16.6 Million in Grants to Support Recreational Boating and Clean Water in 21 States

July 15, 2014

A total of $16.6 million in grants will be awarded to 21 states under the Clean Vessel Act program. Funds for the program are provided annually from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, which is maintained through the collection of fishing tackle manufacturer excise taxes and boat and fishing import duties, as well as motorboat and small engine fuel taxes. "Clean water is a fundamental need for both people and wildlife, and a perfect example of how the fates of both are intertwined," said Service Director Dan Ashe. 

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