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Secretary Zinke announces boost to wetland, waterfowl conservation, access to public lands through conservation grants, federal duck stamp funds

September 7, 2017 | 5 minute readWashington D.C. – The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, chaired by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, approved $21.9 million in grants for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners to conserve, enhance or restore more than 92,000 acres of lands for waterfowl, shorebirds and other birds in 16 states. The grants, made through the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA), will be matched by more than $45 million in partner funds. Read the full story...

Hunting. Photo by USFWS.

A NC biologist holding a sicklefin redhorse on a river bank in front of a hydroelectric dam.

Deputy Secretary Bernhardt announces more than $52 million in federal funding to bolster tribal, state wildlife conservation projects

August 15, 2017 | 4 minute readWashington, D.C. – U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced more than $52 million in funding to Native American tribes and state wildlife agencies through the Tribal Wildlife Grant (TWG) program and the State Wildlife Grants (SWG) program. The funds, which are provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, give critical support for a diverse array of species and habitats across the country. Under the SWG program, more than $48 million will support imperiled species and habitats listed in approved state wildlife action plans. Read the full story...

North Carolina biologist TR Russ holding an sicklefin redhorse. Photo by Mark Cantrell, USFWS.

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Importance of resilient coastal wetlands to conservation, recreation economy and coastal communities recognized by $17 million in grants to states

January 5, 2017 | 5 minute readCoastal wetlands are under siege from both increased development and sea-level rise. Coastal wetland habitat conservation is critical to ensure that wildlife and coastal communities continue to thrive for future generations. Over $17 million will be awarded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to 20 projects in 10 coastal states to protect, restore or enhance more than 13,000 acres of coastal wetlands and adjacent upland habitats under the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. Read the full story...

Coastal wetlands at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Massachusetts. Photo by Kelly Fike, USFWS.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks proposals from states for 2017 endangered species grants

January 3, 2017 | 2 minute readThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking proposals from states and U.S. territories for federal financial assistance for conservation activities that benefit the nation’s most imperiled species. The Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (CESCF), authorized under Section 6 of the Endangered Species Act, provides grants to support voluntary conservation projects for listed species and species that are candidates for listing. For fiscal year (FY) 2017, the President’s budget requested $53. Read the full story...

Endangered mountain sweet pitcher plants need specific conditions to survive. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

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Fish and Wildlife Service announces $37.2 million in grants to boost state endangered species conservation efforts

August 13, 2015 | 8 minute readThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced $37.2 million in grants to 20 states to support conservation planning and acquisition of vital habitat for threatened and endangered species across the nation. The grants, awarded through the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund, will benefit numerous species, ranging from the Cahaba shiner to the red-cockaded woodpecker. Five southeasterm states received a combined total of $4,112,981 in grants - - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Read the full story...

Winged mapleleaf mussels tagged for monitoring purposes can be found in the Saline river in Arkansas. Photo by Sarah Sorenson, USFWS.

A small brown bat on the roof of a cave with a fuzzy white fungus on its nose.

Service awards grants to 35 states, District of Columbia for work on deadly bat disease

July 1, 2015 | 3 minute readThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced grant awards totaling just under $1 million to 35 states and the District of Columbia for white-nose syndrome (WNS) projects. State natural resource agencies will use the funds to support research, monitor bat populations and prepare for and respond to WNS, a disease that afflicts bats. “White-nose syndrome has now been confirmed in 26 states and five Canadian provinces,” said Dr. Jeremy Coleman, the Service’s national WNS coordinator. Read the full story...

A tri-color bat in the Avery County with white-nose syndrome. Photo by Gabrielle Graeter, NCWRC.

A Longleaf pine seedling.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announces $4.6 million in funding for restoration of longleaf pine forest and ecosystem across the Southeast

June 30, 2015 | 5 minute readWashington, D.C. — The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced $4.6 million in grants to support the longleaf ecosystem and advance the objectives of the Range-Wide Conservation Plan for Longleaf Pine. Funding was awarded to 22 projects across the historic longleaf range that ultimately will restore more than 11,600 acres and enhance more than 163,000 additional acres of longleaf pine habitat, while leveraging over $6.4 million in additional funds from grant partners. Read the full story...

Longleaf pine seedling. Photo by USDA.

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Service provides $5.7 million in grants to help conserve monarch butterflies and other at-risk species in 11 states

June 2, 2015 | 4 minute readWashington, D.C. –The monarch butterfly, Topeka shiner and gopher tortoise are among the imperiled species that will benefit from $5.7 million in grants to 11 states through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Competitive State Wildlife Grants program. The grants focus on large-scale conservation projects to conserve and recover species of greatest conservation need and their habitats. They will be matched by more than $2.9 million in non-federal funds from states and their partners. Read the full story...

A monarch butterfly on a purple plant with bright colors in the background. Photo by Christine Lisiewski.

Six people wearing life preservers on a boat.

Service awards more than $16 million to support clean waters and recreational boating through clean vessel act grants

May 13, 2015 | 5 minute readAmerica’s waterways provide critical wildlife habitat, drinking water for Americans across the country, and recreational opportunities to millions. To advance both purposes, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today more than $16.2 million in funding to 27 states under the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) grant program. In the Southeast Region, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee will benefit from coastal and inland projects with $3,689,478 in grant funding. Read the full story...

People enjoying a boat. Photo by Greg Workman, FWC.

A brown bird with long slender neck and legs takes flight.

Migratory bird conservation commission waterfowl, approves $28 million to conserve shorebirds and other species in 16 states

November 14, 2014 | 3 minute readThe Migratory Bird Conservation Commission today approved $28 million in funding for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners to purchase, lease, restore or otherwise conserve more than 128,000 acres of wetland habitats for ducks, bitterns, sandpipers and other birds in the United States. In the Southeast, projects in Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina received a combined total of $9,861,731 in federal funds and another $20,888,399 in matching funds from non-federal organizations and agencies. Read the full story...

American bittern takes flight. Photo by Steve Brooks.

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