Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today announced more than $57.8 million in grants to 27 states to support conservation planning and acquisition of vital habitat for threatened and endangered fish, wildlife and plants. Seven of those grants will go to support projects in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) Southwest Region. The grants, awarded through the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund, will benefit numerous species ranging from the desert tortoise to the Indiana bat.
To learn more about the Edward's Aquifr and other grants visit http://www.thecherokeean.com/News/2009/0722/sports/grants.html