New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Dec. 16, 2016:
State Wildlife Action Plan approval results in release of federal funds
SANTA FE – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has provided $812,000 in State Wildlife Grant Program funds to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish following the New Mexico State Game Commission’s recent approval of a revised State Wildlife Action Plan.
The commission approved the plan at its Nov. 17 meeting in Grants. It was then submitted to federal administrators resulting in the release of funds earmarked for the department.
New Mexico’s State Wildlife Action Plan provides an inventory of species throughout the state in need of conservation, their habitats and any threats to them. It is used by federal officials to provide grants to states for projects beneficial to species in need of conservation.
Since the 2002 the department has used annual proceeds from the program to fund 150 grant proposals and conservation projects around the state. For more information please visit the department’s website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us.