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$1 million coming for Washington threatened species

April 8, 2014

Over $47 million in grants through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s State Wildlife Grants program are being sent across the nation to benefit sensitive and imperiled species. This includes over $1 million to Washington.

“We appreciate the steady efforts of state and territorial fish and wildlife agencies and their partners to protect these imperiled wildlife species and their habitats,” said Hannibal Bolton, the Service’s assistant director for Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration. “These partnerships deliver crucial conservation projects which, in some cases, result in species recovery instead of listing the species under the Endangered Species Act.”

The program awards grants for projects that implement strategies and actions to conserve species identified in approved State Wildlife Action Plans.

SWG funds are being used to support conservation work at state and regional levels.

All states and territorial wildlife agencies have State Wildlife Action Plans that provide a nationwide blueprint for actions to conserve these species.

The plans are available at http://www.teaming.com/state-wildlife-action-plans-swaps.

For more information and a list of state, commonwealth and territory funding allocations, visit http://wsfrprograms.fws.gov/Subpages/GrantPrograms/SWG/SWG.htm

USFWS

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