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Nez Perce Tribe grant $200K for Bighorn sheep restoration
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The Nez Perce Tribe will receive $200,000 for the continued restoration of Bighorn sheep populations and their habitat along the Salmon River. The US Fish and Wildlife Service today announced more than $4.6 million in Tribal Wildlife Grants that will fund a wide range of conservation projects by Native American Tribes in 17 states.

These grants provide technical and financial assistance for development and implementation of projects that benefit fish and wildlife resources and their habitat, including non-game species. Of the grants awarded for the 2014 cycle, $819,241 will be given to tribes in Idaho and Washington.

"Tribal Wildlife Grants help our tribal partners fund and staff conservation projects of cultural and national significance," according to USFWS Director Dan Ashe. "Tribal nations are our country's leading stewards on conservation efforts, and these grants open the doors for consultation opportunities to help conserve fish, wildlife, and plants for present and future generations."

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