Feds fund imperiled-species projects

Grants for at-risk Central Valley species

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation recently announced the availability of $3 million in grants for projects that focus on land acquisition, habitat restoration, research or captive breeding, according to a USFWS press release.

The grants—funded by the Fiscal Year 2011 Central Valley ProjectConservation Program and Central Valley Project Improvement Act HabitatRestoration Program—aim to improve living conditions for federally imperiled species that have been affected by the Central Valley Project (CVP). The CVP is a federal water project created in 1933 to provide irrigation and municipal water to a large part of California’s Central Valley.

Between now and Nov. 15, federal, state and local agencies, as well as individuals and organizations, can submit a proposal at www.grants.gov.