Public-Private Partnership Bringing $2.7 Million To Habitat Conservation

By Berry Craig IV
P3 Kentucky Staff Writer

The U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and ConocoPhillips, has announced a new $2.7 million grant program to enhance and improve the quality of habitat in state identified, priority big-game winter range, stopover areas, and migration corridors on federal land and/or voluntary efforts on private land.

This grant program is possible from funding support provided by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and ConocoPhillips. Earlier this month, Secretary Zinke announced more than half a million dollars in grant funding for Arizona and Utah researchers to study migration corridors in their states.

“Our goal is healthy herds, and just as it is for many other conservation objectives, the best way to work toward this goal is a public-private partnership. The work we do today will ensure that our public lands system remains the envy of the world and that wildlife-based recreation continues to be a cornerstone of the American heritage,” Zinke added.

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