Tribes awarded over $7M for wildlife conservation projects

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service awarded more than $7 million in grants to 37 tribes in 16 states.

The money will be used for a wide range of conservation projects. “Tribal lands provide important habitat for hundreds of species across the nation, and Tribal Wildlife Grants are a critical tool to help conserve them,” Rowan Gould, the acting director of FWS, said in a press release.

Recipients include the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, which will use $200,000 for long range integrated resource management, and the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, which received $167,269 to study a proposed groundwater pipeline.

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Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians gets wildlife conservation grant (The Asheville Citizen-Times 5/26)
Tribe receives $200,000 Wildlife Grant (The Cherokee One Feather 5/26)
Two Utah tribes get federal grants for wildlife conservation (The Salt Lake Tribune 5/25)

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