U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program

State Wildlife Grant Program - Accomplishments

For 20 years, the State and Tribal Wildlife Grant (STWG) Programs have supported conservation of State-identified Species of Greatest Conservation Need and Species of Tribal Cultural or Traditional Importance. To celebrate this milestone, the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program published The State and Tribal Wildlife Grant Programs: 20 Years of Conservation Success, in cooperation with State fish and wildlife agencies, Tribes, the Service's National Native American Programs leaders, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and other partners. 

This report features stories from State fish and wildlife agencies and Tribes that illustrate the importance of the STWG Programs in helping avoid the need for new species listings under the Endangered Species Act, and in helping to implement Service recovery plans for federally listed threatened and endangered species at the State level. Stories from federally recognized Tribes describe how Program funding enables conservation of species upon which their members rely for subsistence and ceremonial and other uses. Other stories in the report demonstrate how the STWG Programs help improve water quality, provide access for wildlife-based recreation, and provide important economic benefits to local communities. Regional- and national-level stories highlight landscape-scale conservation initiatives.