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Flood waters spill over cement walkway next to river
Many projects will help fish populations adapt to climate change.
Credit: USFWS

Six northeast region states receive $1.5 million for fish habitat

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and conservation partners are providing more than $1.5 million during the next three years to support 11 fish habitat projects in six states of the northeast region.

Projects in Maine, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia will improve fish passage through dam removal and culvert replacement, restore vegetation, and improve water quality through bank stabilization and remediation of acidic conditions.

The Service will contribute almost $500,000 for northeast projects through the National Fish Habitat Partnership Program.  The Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture, Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Program and the Ohio Basin Fish Habitat Program will fund more than $1 million.

Nationwide, partners will allocate almost $9.5 million and the Service more than $3 million over the next three years to support 75 fish habitat conservation projects in 27 states.

Expected results of the projects include more robust fish populations, better fishing and healthier waterways.  Many of the projects will help fish populations adapt to the effects of climate change and other environmental disruptions.

Press release
List of projects
About the National Fish Habitat Partnership Program

Published on: Friday, July 05,2013

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