The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received $32-million in federal grants to help a coalition of 20-states advance collaborative efforts to conserve some of the country’s rarest species. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Information Officer Gavin Shire says the cooperative grants will be used to provide vital support to efforts partnering agencies like Colorado Parks and Wildlife and conservation organizations to improve the health of the land and water that supports threatened and endangered species across the nation.
Issued through the federal government’s Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund, the section-6 competitive grants enable participating states to work with private property owners, conservationists, and others to acquire and protect habitat that benefits endangered fish, wildlife, and plants.