From Teaming for Wildlife – “United States laws and policies place the primary responsibility for wildlife management in the hands of the states. State fish and wildlife agencies have a long history of success in conserving game species, thanks to the support of hunter and angler license fees and federal excise taxes. But 90 percent of our nation’s wildlife is not hunted or fished. The result? There is a serious gap in wildlife conservation funding, and thousands of species are falling through the cracks.
State Wildlife Grants fill that gap by supporting projects that prevent all wildlife from declining to the point of being endangered. Projects supported by this program protect and restore important lands and waters, collect information on what kinds of wildlife are in trouble, and develop partnerships with landowners to protect declining species and habitats on public and private lands. By emphasizing a proactive approach, the State Wildlife Grants Program helps us take action to protect wildlife and habitats before they become more rare and more costly to protect.”
Supportive Organizations: AFWA, CSF, IWLA, NWTF, NWF, TRCP, BASS Pro Shops, B.A.S.S./ESPN Outdoors, Boone and Crocket, Browning, PF, DU, Pope and Young Club, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, TU, Federation of Fly Fishers