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Tribal Wildlife Grants to Benefit Salmon and Habitat in Alaska


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that two Alaska Tribes will receive a total of approximately $400,000 in tribal wildlife grants. Tribal wildlife grants assist federally recognized tribes in carrying out activities that benefit fish and wildlife and their habitats.

The Alaska tribes receiving tribal wildlife grants are:

  •  The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak ($200,000), for the “Sun’aq Salmon Enhancement Project.”
  •  Chickaloon Native Village ($199, 728), for the “Matanuska Watershed Salmon Habitat and Restoration Project, 2012.”

 "Alaska Tribes are important partners in the management of fisheries and wildlife resources," said Geoffrey L. Haskett, Alaska Regional Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "These grants enable tribes to carry out conservation activities that directly benefit these resources and the habitats upon which they depend. The Service appreciates the time and energy that tribes put into the development and implementation of these projects." Nationwide, tribal grants totaling almost $4.5 million were awarded to Native American tribes in 17 states, including the two tribes in Alaska.

Tribal wildlife grants enable tribes to develop management capacity, strengthen partnerships, address cultural and environmental concerns and heighten interest of tribal students in fish and wildlife and related studies. 

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