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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service awards North Dakota $562K in State Wildlife Grant funding

Grants support projects that focus on wildlife species of greatest conservation need as identified in state Wildlife Action Plans.

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Western meadowlark.
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded a $561,784 grant to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department through its State Wildlife Grant program.

U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., announced the grant Monday in a news release. Cramer is a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

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Some of the best wildlife habitat in northeast North Dakota is near or between the airport and Grand Forks Air Force Base. That increases the potential for bird strikes at both sites.

Established in 2000, State Wildlife Grants provide money to states, territories, commonwealths, and the District of Columbia to address wildlife conservation needs such as research, surveys and species and habitat management. Grants support projects that focus on wildlife species of greatest conservation need as identified in state Wildlife Action Plans.

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