State Wildlife Grants Project Highlights - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

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State Wildlife Grants Project Highlights

Working to Protect New York's Vulnerable Fish and Wildlife Species

reared frost fish about to released into the wild
Through a SWG funded project, DEC
aquatic biologists and fisheries technicians
work with Cornell University researchers to
restore populations of the endangered round
whitefish (frostfish), a native to Adirondack
waters.Learn more about frostfish
restoration efforts

Since inception of the federal U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service State Wildlife Grants (SWG) Program (link leaves DEC website), allocations to New York have ranged from $2.3 to $3.7 million per year. It support the goals and priority conservation actions outlined in New York's 2005 State Wildlife Action Plan, technically termed the Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (CWCS).

Summary descriptions of New York's state wildlife action plan projects funded by SWG to date can be found in the links below. The projects range from one to five years. They include surveys, research, conservation planning, and habitat protection that aim to conserve at-risk fish and wildlife species.

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