The Region 2 (Southwest Region) handles a variety of state grant programs, ranging from the more than half-a-century-old Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs, to relatively recent additions such as State Wildlife Grants.
Approximately $100 million in federal funding is awarded each year through the nine grant programs to eligible state agencies in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma.
Thanks to successful partnerships forged decades ago, the public continues to benefit from fish and wildlife conservation, management and restoration efforts in the southwest.
Restoration of Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout to Las Animas Creek Watershed Preliminary Environmental Assessment - Available for Public Comment
A draft environmental assessment for Restoration of Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout to Las Animas Creek Watershed, Gila National Forest - Black Range Ranger District, Sierra County, New Mexico is available for public review and comment. The attached legal notice is anticipated to be published in the Truth or Consequences (NM) Herald on February 19, 2014. Please note that the 30-day Notice and Comment Period is determined by calculating 30 calendar days from the actual date of publication in the Herald.
USFWS Wildlife and Sports Fish Restoration Program Has Generated $14 Billion for Conservation from Hunters and Anglers
January 2013 The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service has released a landmark publication celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, the cornerstone of fish and wildlife conservation in North America. This vital program provides more than $700 million each year through the sale of hunting and fishing equipment to support habitat conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the nation.