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  • A Longleaf pine seedling.
    Information icon Longleaf pine seedling. Photo by USDA.

    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 read

    Washington, 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...

  • A butterfly covered in white spots with orange and yellow wings perched on a purple flower.
    Information icon A monarch butterfly on a purple plant with bright colors in the background. Photo by Christine Lisiewski.

    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 read

    Washington, 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...

  • Six people wearing life preservers on a boat.
    People enjoying a boat. Photo by Greg Workman, FWC.

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

    May 13, 2015 | 5 minute read

    America’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...

  • A brown bird with long slender neck and legs takes flight.
    American bittern takes flight. Photo by Steve Brooks.

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

    November 14, 2014 | 3 minute read

    The 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...

  • A bright blue bird with bands on its leg perched on a succulent shrub.
    Florida scrub jay. Photo by Gail Hendricks, USDA NRCS.

    Service seeks proposals from states for annual endangered species grants

    October 25, 2012 | 4 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking proposals from states and U.S. territories interested in obtaining federal financial assistance to acquire land or conduct planning efforts for endangered species conservation. The Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (CESCF) is authorized under Section 6 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and provides grants to states and territories to support participation in a wide array of voluntary conservation projects for species on the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants, as well as for candidate species.  Read the full story...

  • Bright green needles emerge from a central cone of a longleaf pine tree
    Information icon Longleaf pine needles. Photo by Dot Paul, USDA NRCS.

    Service announces $5.7 million in state wildlife grants to help imperiled species

    August 23, 2012 | 6 minute read

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces $5.7 Million in State Wildlife Grants to Help Imperiled Species The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced that more than $5.7 million in grants will be awarded to seven state fish and wildlife agencies to help conserve and recover imperiled species and habitats through the State Wildlife Grants (SWG) Competitive Program. This federal funding will be matched by more than $4.6 million in non-federal funds provided by states and their partners.  Read the full story...

  • A small yellow breasted bird with grey feathers.
    Kirtland’s warblers nest exclusively in jack pine stands. Photo by Joel Trick, USFWS.

    Service announces more than $33 million in grants to support land acquisition and conservation planning for endangered species

    August 14, 2012 | 4 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced nearly $33 million in grants to 21 states to support conservation planning and acquisition of vital habitat for threatened and endangered fish, wildlife and plants. The grants, awarded through the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund, will benefit numerous species, ranging from the Peninsular bighorn sheep to Kirtland’s warbler. “Our strong partnerships with states, landowners and local communities are the key to the successful protection and recovery of threatened and endangered species, and these grants will fund important conservation work,” said Secretary Salazar.  Read the full story...

  • Hundreds of brown pelicans cover a vegetated beach.
    Brown pelicans sitting on nests at Breton Island National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Greg Thompson, USFWS.

    Salazar announces $53 Million in grants to support habitat acquisition and conservation planning for endangered species

    August 24, 2011 | 5 minute read

    WASHINGTON D.C. - Secretary of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today announced more than $53 million in grants to 17 states to support conservation planning and acquisition of vital habitat for threatened and endangered fish, wildlife, and plants. The grants, awarded through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (CESCF), will benefit numerous imperiled species ranging from the Peninsular bighorn sheep to the Karner blue butterfly.  Read the full story...

  • A biologist inspects vegetation on the edge of a marsh.
    A bog on the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announces more than $19 million in grants to protect coastal wetlands across the nation

    December 22, 2010 | 5 minute read

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today the award of more than $19 million to support 24 conservation projects benefiting fish and wildlife on more than 5,900 acres of coastal habitats in twelve states in the U.S. through the 2011 National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. These federal grants will be matched by nearly$18.7 million in partner contributions from state and local governments, private landowners and conservation groups.  Read the full story...

Podcasts

  • Grants for conservation and recreation

    March 17, 2014 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. This year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will distribute $1.1 billion to state and territorial fish and wildlife agencies as part of an annual distribution that has become one of the most sustainable sources of funding for conservation and recreation. In 1937, Congress passed the Pittman-Robertson Act, creating an excise tax on the sale of sporting firearms, ammunition, and archery equipment.  Learn more...

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