State Wildlife Grants Project Highlights
Working to Protect New York's Vulnerable Fish and Wildlife Species
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
Since inception of the federal U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service State Wildlife Grants (SWG) Program (External Link), allocations to New York have ranged from $2.3 to $3.7 million per year to 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, and include surveys, research, conservation planning, and habitat protection that aim to conserve at-risk fish and wildlife species.