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Tribal Wildlife Grants help conserve fish, wildlife and habitat.

Tribal Wildlife Grants help conserve fish, wildlife and habitat. FWS Image

Celebrating 16 Years of Tribal Wildlife Grants

Since 2003, the Tribal Wildlife Grants (TWG) Program has provided funds for a competitive grant program supporting the conservation efforts of federally recognized Indian Tribes. The Service has awarded more than $82 million, providing support for approximately 546 conservation projects throughout Indian Country benefitting a wide variety of fish, wildlife, and habitat – including species of cultural or traditional importance to tribes.
In the Pacific Region, this has included: restoration of bighorn sheep populations along the Salmon River in Idaho with the Nez Perce Tribe; shrub-steppe species restoration on the Yakama Indian Reservation with the Yakama Nation; using beavers to restore ecosystem functions in the Snohomish watershed with the Tulalip Tribes; and Pacific lamprey conservation in the Tenmile Lakes basin with the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians.

The Service is proud of these partnerships and looks forward to future opportunities to support and enhance conservation with Tribes. Follow this link to learn more about Tribal Wildlife Grants and to access the FY 2019 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

Learn more about the Service's Tribal programs

Information on the FY 2019 TWG Program web page - Search Tribal Wildlife Grants

Siletz Bay Eagle

Bald Eagle at Siletz Bay Peter Pearsall/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Tribal Members Acquiring and Possessing Eagle Feathers and Parts

Eagles are of great cultural and religious significance among American Indian Tribes, but acquiring and possessing eagle feathers and parts can be both difficult and confusing. Visit the National Eagle Feather Repository website to find fact sheets, access applications and forms, or learn more about the laws and regulations.

The National Eagle Feather Repository website

Eagle feather permit application and order form

Current wait times for eagle feathers and parts

Grande Ronde River and Watershed

Grande Ronde River and Watershed FWS / Nez Perce Tribe w/permission

The Nez Perce Tribe - A Valued Partner on Bull Trout Conservation

As part of Native American Heritage Month, we want to highlight our successful partnership with the Nez Perce Tribe and their accomplishments in Bull Trout Recovery. The Tribe’s Department of Fisheries Resources Management has been supporting this conservation effort for many years, making it possible to accomplish bull trout spawning surveys in the Wallowa Mountains within the Grande Ronde and Imnaha River Basins. 

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Nez Perce Tribal Fisheries

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