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Secretary Norton to Announce $14 Million in Wildlife Conservation Grants to Tribes


MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 26, 2004

Contact:
Hugh Vickery, DOI, (202) 501-4633
Pat Fisher, FWS, (202) 208-5634


Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton will announce nearly $14 million in grants to help 60 federally recognized Indian tribes conserve and recover endangered, threatened and at-risk species and other wildlife on tribal lands in 23 states.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is awarding the grants under two new programs, the Tribal Landowner Incentive Program and Tribal Wildlife Grant Program. These grant programs are designed to assist states, local communities, private landowners and other partners undertake wildlife conservation projects.

The projects supported by the grants are in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Louisiana, California, Connecticut, Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Who:

Secretary Gale A. Norton,
Marshall Jones, Deputy Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

What:

Press Teleconference to announce $14 million in wildlife conservationgrants to 60 Indian tribes.

When:

1:30 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004

Call-in:

Reporters may call in to 1-800-544-6192.
The conference ID number is 378110. Media only.


 


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