Imperiled wildlife across the nation will benefit from approximately $7.4 million in grants thanks to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Competitive State Wildlife Grant program. The program supports projects led by state, territory and commonwealth fish and wildlife agencies protecting vulnerable wildlife and their habitats.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is awarding more than $6.6 million in Tribal Wildlife Grants to federally recognized Native American and Alaska Native Tribes in 17 states to bolster fish and wildlife conservation and key partnerships. The awards will support 37 projects that benefit a wide range of wildlife and habitats, including species of Native American cultural or traditional importance and species that are not hunted or fished.
An early project in heavy equipment operator Robert Little’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service career was a wetland restoration at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. It worked, and soon the wetland was attracting wintering waterfowl and supporting thousands of Canada geese, cackling geese, and dabbling ducks. He and a team of specialists returned to Baskett Slough this summer to upgrade the wetland habitat he helped create, one of the last projects of his 36-year career.
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