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State Wildlife Grants Program Applications Due

Applications for State Wildlife Grant program funds for spring 2008 projects will be accepted until February 15, 2008.

The purpose of the State Wildlife Grant program is to meet the needs of "at risk" wildlife species by focusing conservation efforts on these species and their habitats before the need develops to list them as threatened or endangered.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game's Nongame Wildlife Program provides State Wildlife Grant funds to all interested conservation organizations, colleges and universities, public and private individuals to support cooperative cost-share projects for the conservation of native fish and wildlife species designated as "Species of Greatest Conservation Need."

Fish and Game's goal with the competitive grants program is to fund well-designed projects that provide conservation benefits to Species of Greatest Conservation Need and priority habitats, and address conservation issues and implement recommended conservation actions outlined in the Idaho Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy.

For information on this program and how to apply, see the Fish and Game Website at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/wildlife/grants/.