Agencies issue reminder on wildlife grant proposals

| 29 Sep 2011 | 08:13

    HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Executive Director Douglas Austen andPennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe is reminding potential applicants about the recent call-for-projects to help address conservation needs for high-priority conservation projects for endangered, threatened and at-risk species. The project applications are due by 1 p.m. on April 7. The agencies hope to finalize project selections as soon as possible, thereafter and to develop contracts later this year. Funded through the State Wildlife Grants program, these projects will help address high-priority conservation needs for endangered, threatened and at-risk species across Pennsylvania. For more information on the program, application materials and each agency’s priorities, please visit the PFBC’s website (, click on “About the PFBC” and then choose “Grant Programs.” The federal dollars for this program are awarded to the two agencies from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Pennsylvania has yet to receive notification of its 2006 award from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, thus funding of any selected projects will be contingent upon this award. In 2005, the two agencies awarded more than $1.14 million in State Wildlife Grants funding. Since 2001, Pennsylvania has received $11.9 million through this program.