Native American Liaison
Over $794,000 in Fish and Wildlife Conservation Grants Awarded to Tribes in the Midwest Region
The Fish and Wildlife Service, Midwest Region is pleased to announce funding for four Tribal fish and wildlife conservation projects totaling $794,797 through the Service's Fiscal Year 2011 Tribal Wildlife Grant Program. The following Tribes received funding this year: the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians in Minnesota; the Menominee Indian Tribe; the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians; and the Forest County Potawatomi in Wisconsin.
Tribal Wildlife Grants provide assistance to Tribes for development and implementation of programs that benefit fish and wildlife resources and their habitat. Activities funded through the program may include: planning for wildlife and habitat conservation, fish and wildlife conservation and management actions, fish and wildlife related research, habitat mapping, field surveys and population monitoring, habitat protection, and public education that is relevant to the project.
The following projects were funded this year:
The Service received 141 proposals requesting over $24.6 million in project funding this year. The proposals were reviewed by regional and national scoring panels and 38 projects totaling $7,105,098 were funded. The national news release and more information on the projects funded are available here.
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Last updated: June 9, 2011
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