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Conserving the Nature of America
Close up of a Blanding's turtle being head in a hand.
The Blanding's turtle is one of many species that benefit from Competitive State Wildlife Grants. Credit: Keith Shannon/USFWS

$7.4 Million in Grants Will Help Protect Imperiled Species

October 21, 2021

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.

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Close up of two black-footed ferrets looking at the camera.
Endangered black-footed ferrets are among many of the species that will benefit from conservation projects under the Tribal Wildlife Grants. Credit: Kimberly Fraser/USFWS

Service Tribal Wildlife Grants Provide Opportunities for Partnerships in Conservation of Shared Natural Heritage, Cultural Priorities

October 21, 2021

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.

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Geese flying above the wetland at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge. George Gentry/USFWS
Geese flying above the wetland at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Tom Koerner/USFWS

Building Back a Better Wetland

October 21, 2021

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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