Top Stories May 6, 2019

Feds Give Millions For Wildlife Corridors

by Jackson Hole Radio News

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced the award of $2.1 million in grants to state and local partners in Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming for habitat conservation activities in migration corridors and winter range for elk, mule deer, and pronghorn. A wide array of plant and other wildlife species will benefit from the grants in addition to the targeted big game species. The grants represent the first round of awards from the “Improving Habitat Quality in Western Big Game Winter Range and Migration Corridors” competitive grant program which is a new public-private partnership. The areas to benefit include not only federal lands, but also private lands whose owners volunteer to participate in conservation efforts.