Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamps

The $15 Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp is one way to support wildlife in Ohio. Sales of Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamps go towards supporting restoration of endangered and threatened wildlife species, research projects, land purchases and conservation easements, and educational products for students and wildlife enthusiasts.

Each year, an Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp depicting a different animal will be issued to highlight the diversity of Ohio’s natural world.

Discover more about the stamp by visiting wildohiostamp.com or calling 1-800-WILDLIFE

source: Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Monday, June 27, 2011

Urban Waters Federal Partnership Pilot Programs

The United States Department of the Interior recently announced the creation of the Urban Waters Federal Partnership (UWFP), a federal union of 11 agencies.

Agencies of the Urban Waters Federal Partnership include the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Interior, United States Department of Agriculture, Corporation for National and Community Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Commerce/Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Efforts of the partnership will focus on stimulating regional and local economies, creating local jobs, improving quality of life, and other goals in communities across the country.

UWFP will focus its initial efforts on seven pilot locations including the Patapsco Watershed (Maryland), Anacostia Watershed (Washington DC/Maryland), Bronx & Harlem River Watersheds (New York), South Platte River in Denver (Colorado), Los Angeles River Watershed (California), Lake Pontchartrain Area (New Orleans, La.) and the Northwest Indiana Area

For more information, visit: http://www.urbanwaters.gov

source: Department of the Interior press release

Thursday, June 2, 2011

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Awards Tribal Wildlife Grants

Three Alaska tribes will receive a total of almost $600,000 in tribal wildlife grants, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Tribal wildlife grants assist federally recognized tribes in carrying out activities that benefit fish and wildlife and their habitats.

Nationwide, tribal grants totaling more than $7 million were awarded to 37 Native American tribes in 16 states, including the 3 tribes in Alaska.

source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service