Fish and Wildlife Service awards $8M to tribes

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced $8 million in wildlife conservation grants to tribes and Alaska Natives.

The grants are awarded under two programs: the Tribal Landowner Incentive Program and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program. The programs help tribes conserve fish and wildlife on their lands.

The Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma is using $249,997 to help restore the Neosho Madtom and the Neosho Mucket, two species of endangered and threatened fish.

The Navajo Nation is using $150,000 to analyze prairie dog distribution in tribal areas.

The Chevak Native Village in Alaska is using $239,883 grant to develop a coastal village conservation plan.

Get the Story:
Six tribes receive federal wildlife funds (AP 5/22)
Peoria Tribe gets money to help with wildlife conservation (AP 5/22)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Awards Tribes $8 Million in Grants for Wildlife and Habitat Conservation (FWS 5/22)
Secretary Announces Wildlife Conservation Grants to Southwest Tribes (FWS 5/22)
Press Release: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces $850,882 in Alaska Tribal Grants (FWS 5/22)

Relevant Links:
National Tribal Environmental Council - http://www.ntec.org

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