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SECRETARY NORTON ANNOUNCES $14 MILLION IN GRANTS TO TRIBES

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Subject: [fws-news] SECRETARY NORTON ANNOUNCES $14 MILLION IN GRANTS TO
TRIBES

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Office of the Secretary

Contact:  Pat Fisher, FWS
202-208-5634

For Immediate Release: January 27, 2004

        SECRETARY NORTON ANNOUNCES $14 MILLION IN GRANTS TO TRIBES
           TO HELP FUND FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PROJECTS

(WASHINGTON) - Interior Secretary Gale Norton today announced that the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service is awarding 79 grants, totaling nearly $14
million, to help 60 federally recognized Indian tribes conserve and recover
endangered, threatened and at-risk species and other wildlife on tribal
lands.
      The Service is awarding the grants under two new programs, the Tribal
Landowner Incentive Program and Tribal Wildlife Grant Program. These
programs are similar to cost-share programs recently developed by the
department to assist states, local communities, private landowners and
other partners undertake wildlife conservation projects.
      Last year, for example, the department provided $34.8 million in
grants to states under the new Landowner Incentive Program to assist
private landowners in conserving and restoring the habitat of endangered
species and other at-risk plants and animals on their property. The program
was modeled after a successful program implemented by President Bush in
Texas when he was governor.
      "Native Americans have a unique relationship to and understanding of
the land and its wildlife," Norton said. "As part of the President's
overall Cooperative Conservation Initiative, the Interior Department is
providing these grants to build on our partnership with the tribes to
conserve tribal land and recover the wildlife, especially those species
that are in decline."
      Of the $14 million, the Service is providing about $4 million to
federally recognized Indian tribes to help fund 23 projects under TLIP.
Contributions from tribes and other partners raise the total value of these
projects to $6.8 million.The grants were chosen through a competitive
process to address protection, restoration and management of habitat to
benefit at-risk species, including federally listed endangered or
threatened species and proposed or candidate species.  The maximum award
under this program is $200,000 with a required minimum 25-percent match
from non-federal funds.
      Meanwhile, about $10 million will help fund 56 projects under TWG.
Contributions from tribes and other partners increase the total value of
these projects to $12.4 million.These grants are awarded to federally
recognized Indian tribes to benefit fish, wildlife and their habitat
including non-game species.  Although matching funds are not required for
these grants, they are considered to be an indicator of a tribe's
commitment.  The maximum grant award under this program is $250,000.

"Indian peoples were North America's first stewards," said FWS Director
Steve Williams.  "For generations, they have lived close to nature,
depending on wildlife for economic, cultural, and spiritual fulfillment.
The Service, through these two special grant programs, will strengthen its
conservation partnerships with tribes across the United States on behalf of
traditionally important wildlife species and their habitat."
Indians and Indian tribes have a controlling interest in more than 52
million acres of tribal trust lands and an additional 40 million acres held
by Alaska native corporations.
"Indian country harbors vast pristine habitats, marked by a representation
of an entire continental array of fish and wildlife species," said Ira New
Breast, executive director of the Native American Fish and Wildlife
Society.  "The two Service grant programs will work to further raise the
capacity of Indian people to meet the dynamic challenges facing sustainable
Tribal management of this country's fish and wildlife resources."
Examples of TLIP and TWG grants awarded today are as follows:

      *  The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina will use
         its $200,000 TLIP grant to undertake a multi-year comprehensive
         survey of plants and vertebrate aquatic and terrestrial fauna
         found on the reservation, resulting in a new Natural Heritage
         database to benefit species of concern.  People will be able to
         use this new information to develop resource-management plans for
         individual species at risk, to conduct environmentally sensitive
         land-use practices, and to plan future commercial/residential
         development.

      *  The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of
         Wisconsin will use its $120,330 TWG to establish, restore, and
         maintain a harvestable lake sturgeon population in the Lac du
         Flambeau Chain of Lakes and the Bear River.  Lake sturgeon is
         culturally significant to this Tribe and economically important to
         the State of Wisconsin.  Since lake sturgeon are slow growing,
         long lived, and become sexually mature between the ages of 13-15
         years old for males and 22-24 years old for females, it is
         estimated it will take at least 25 years to restore a sustainable
         population.

      *  The Passamaquoddy Tribe-Indian Township Reservation of Princeton,
         Maine will use its $180,700 TLIP grant to survey and assess
         populations of the Canada lynx, gray wolf, eastern cougar and
         other forest carnivores of great spiritual, cultural and economic
         importance to the tribe.  The tribe will use the new data to
         better manage its land for these threatened and endangered species
         and to provide a balance of habitats to support other forest
         carnivores.


      *  The Shoshone and Arapahoe Joint Council, of Fort Washakie,
         Wyoming, will use a $190,900 TWG to help meet the wildlife
         management challenges on the Wind River Reservation.  The Council
         is particularly concerned about how best to manage large predators
         such as grizzly bears and wolves. It also wants to create a sage
         grouse/sage brush management plan.  The sage brush ecosystem on
         the Wind River Reservation encompasses some 930,000 acres and its
         health is vital to the long-term sustainability of not only sage
         grouse and sage brush, but other species that also depend on this
         habitat such as antelope, pygmy rabbit, sage vole, sage thrasher,
         sage sparrow, and brewer's sparrow.

      A complete list of grants by State follows.  For additional
information, please visit the Service's website at: http://www.fws.gov

      The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal federal agency
responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and
plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American
people. The Service manages the 95-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge
System, which encompasses 542 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small
wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 69 national
fish hatcheries, 64 fishery resources offices and 81 ecological services
field stations. The agency enforces federal wildlife laws, administers the
Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations, restores
nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife habitat
such as wetlands, and helps foreign governments with their conservation
efforts. It also oversees the Federal Aid Program, which distributes
hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting
equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies.

                                 -- DOI --

Tribal Landowner Incentive Program

Alaska

Native         Village         of         Eyak,         Cordova,         AK
$129,198
Razor clam rehabilitation project

St.   George   Island   Traditional   Council,   St.   George   Island,  AK
      $127,592
Tribal  management  plan  for protecting against invasive species and other
negative impacts on St. George Island

Arizona

Navajo             Nation,            Window            Rock,            AZ
$199,676
Navajo  Nation  Heritage  Program  Mesa  Verdae  Cactus  Conservation Plan,
Biotics  Conversion,  Ecologist,  and  Ferruginous  Hawk  Survey  and  Nest
Protection

Maine

Passamaquooddy    Tribe-Indian    Township   Reservation,   Princeton,   ME
$180,700
Population  Assessment  and  Forest Management Planning for the Canada Lynx
and  Other  Rare  and  Endangered Forest Carnivores on Passamaquoddy Tribal
Lands in Maine

Penobscot        Indian        Nation,        Indian       Island,       ME
      $198,625
Katahdin to the Sea: Restoring the Penobscot River Ecosystem

Michigan

Little     River     Band     of     Ottawa     Indians,    Manistee,    MI
      $137,644
Study  the  Status  and  Habitat Use of Bobcat, Lynx rufus, in the Northern
Counties of MI

Minnesota

Fond    du    Lac   Band   of   Lake   Superior   Chippewa,   Cloquet,   MN
$200,000
Fond du Lac Wild Rice Restoration Project - 4 Lakes

Grand    Portage    Band   of   Chippewa   Indians,   Grand   Portage,   MN
$84,911
Wetland  and  Wild  Rice  Restoration  on Grand Portage Tribal Lands, Grand
Portage, MN

Leech      Lake      Band      of      Ojibwe,      Cass      Lake,      MN
$133,858
Rare,  Threatened,  and  Endangered Species Habitat Enhancement and Wetland
Projects

Montana

Confederated      Salish      &      Kootenai     Tribes,     Pablo,     MT
      $200,000
Grizzly Bear Habitat Enhancement

Nevada

Duckwater                Tribe,                Duckwater,                NV
$200,000
Railroad Valley Springfish Critical Habitat Restoration Project

Pyramid         Lake         Paiute         Tribe,         Nixon,        NV
$200,000
Numana and Coldstream Hatcheries Development Project

New Mexico

Jicarilla            Apache           Nation,           Dulce,           NM
$110,290
Habitat  Improvement,  Augmentation, and Monitoring of Roundtail Chub (Gila
robusta) in the Navajo River, Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico

North Carolina

Eastern      Band      of      Cherokee      Indians,      Cherokee,     NC
$200,000
Natural Resources Survey for the Qualla Boundary

North Dakota

Standing       Rock       Sioux       Tribe,       Fort      Yates,      ND
$89,700
Endangered Species Management Plan

Oregon

Confederated   Tribes   of   Umatilla  Indian  Reservation,  Pendleton,  OR
$150,000
Umatilla River Floodplain Habitat Acquisition

South Carolina

Catawba            Indian           Nation,           Catawba,           SC
$200,000
Catawba Natural Resources Management Plan

South Dakota

Lower       Brule       Sioux       Tribe,       Lower       Brule,      SD
$192,154
Prairie Restoration

Oglala          Sioux         Tribe,         Pine         Ridge,         SD
$199,835
Sungila Tokalo (Fox Society)

Sisseton-Wahpeton        OyateTribe,        Agency        Village,       SD
$199,161
Perennial Stream Study (Topeka Shiner)

Utah

Ute          Indian         Tribe,         Ft.         Duchesne,         UT
$120,000
Native Fish Planning and Implementation

Washington

Nooksack                  Tribe,                 Deming,                 WA
$200,000
South Fork Nooksack Phase I Instream Restoration Project

Yakama                 Nation,                 Toppenish,                WA
$199,841
Shrub-Steppe Rehabilitaion and Management Plan

Tribal Wildlife Grants 2003


Alabama

Poarch       Band       of       Creek       Indians,       Atmore,      AL
$250,000
Magnolia Branch Expansion Project

Alaska

Aleut    Community    of   St.   Paul   Island,   St.   Paul   Island,   AK
$201,662
Evaluation of the Health and Restoration of the St. Paul Island Salt Lagoon

Craig           Community          Association,          Craig,          AK
$103,255
Hatchery Creek Fish Habitat Improvement Project

Native       Village      of      Kotzebue      IRA,      Kotzebue,      AK
$249,454
Habitat  Use,  Seasonal  Movements  and Stock Structure of Bearded Seals in
Kotzebue Sound, Alaska

Sitka Tribe, Sitka, AK                                            $249,958
Sockeye Salmon and Pacific Herring Research

Arizona

Hualapai            Tribe,            Peach           Springs,           AZ
$249,376
Hualapai Tribe Native Fish Rearing Facility

California

Hoopa Tribe, Hoopa, CA                                            $249,957
Northern   Spotted   Owl  Demographic  Analysis  and  Fisher  Habitat  Use,
Population Monitoring and Dispersal Feasibility Study

Rumsey                  Tribe,                  Brooks,                  CA
$250,000
Cache Creek Cultural Restoration Project

Twenty-Nine                Palms,               Coachella,               CA
$216,955
The Old Woman Mountains Preserve Program

Connecticut

Mashantucket      Pequot      Tribal      Nation,      Mashantucket,     CT
$82,040
Examination  of  Population  Status,  Habitat Needs, and Home Range Size of
Significant  Predator  and  Prey  Species  in  a  Suburban  Environment  in
Connecticut


Idaho

Nez             Perce             Tribe,             Lapwai,             ID
$236,310
Developing Monitoring Protocol

Louisiana

Tunica-Biloxi       Tribe       of      Louisiana,      Marksville,      LA
  $21,000
Reforestation of Tribal Lands

Maine

Aroostook       Band       of      Micmacs,      Presque      Isle,      ME
$80,647
Aroostook Band of Micmacs Brown Ash Management and Re-introduction Project

Houlton      Band      of      Maliseet      Indians,     Littleton,     ME
$68,867
Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Program

Penobscot        Indian        Nation,        Indian       Island,       ME
$250,000
Development  of  a  Management  Strategy for Moose and White-tailed Deer on
Penobscot Nation Trust Lands

Michigan

Grand  Traverse  Band  of  Ottawa  and  Chippewa  Indians,  Suttons Bay, MI
$160,000
Evaluate   and  Enhance  American  Martin  and  Other  Predatory  Furbearer
Populations

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Baraga, MI                         $120,000
Native  Fish Species Projects on the L'Anse Indian Reservation and Adjacent
Waters

Little     River     Band     of     Ottawa     Indians,    Manistee,    MI
$133,500
Assessment of Riparian Habitat Restoration in the Manistee River Corridor
Nottawaseppi      Huron      Band     of     Potawatomi,     Fulton,     MI
$249,839
Comprehensive  Wildlife  Management  Plan  - 3 projects (Plan, Greenhouse &
Invasive Species Control)

Minnesota

Fond   du   Lac  Band  of  Lake  Superior  Chippewa  Indians,  Cloquet,  MN
$133,150
Moose Population Dynamics and Census Techniques Research

Fond   du   Lac  Band  of  Lake  Superior  Chippewa  Indians,  Cloquet,  MN
$60,920
Angler  Exploitation  of  Select  Walleye  Populations  in  the  1854 Ceded
Territory of MN

Fond   du   Lac  Band  of  Lake  Superior  Chippewa  Indians,  Cloquet,  MN
$42,506
Sturgeon Population Study on the upper St. Louis River

Grand    Portage    Band   of   Chippewa   Indians,   Grand   Portage,   MN
$104,025
Continued  Assessment and Rehabilitation of Native, At Risk Species in Lake
Superior and Adjoining Tributaries in and around the Area of Grand Portage,
MN including the Pigeon River and Bay

Leech     Lake     Band     of    Ojibwe    Indians,    Cass    Lake,    MN
$209,708
Wildlife  Habitat  Assessment  with  an  Emphasis  on  Rare  and Culturally
Important Species -  Including Wild Rice Inventory

Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Red Lake, MN                   $247,007
Red  Lake  Wildlife  Habitat  Preservation and Maintenance, Enhancement and
Evaluation Project

Montana

Blackfeet                Nation,                Browning,                MT
$152,615
Four Wildlife Projects

Chippewa Cree Tribe, Box Elder, MT                                $250,000
Enhance Tribal Fish & Wildlife

Confederated      Salish      &      Kootenai     Tribes,     Pablo,     MT
$212,050
Columbian Sharp-Tailed Grouse

Ft. Belknap, Harlem, MT                                           $250,000
Comprehensive Wildlife Management

Ft.     Peck     Assiniboine     and     Sioux     Tribes,    Poplar,    MT
$225,000
Swift Fox Restoration

Nevada

Duckwater                Tribe,                Duckwater,                NV
$250,000
Railroad Valley Springfish Critical Habitat Restoration Project

New Mexico

Pueblo of Acoma, Acoma, NM                                        $249,203
Habitat Improvements on the Pueblo of Acoma Indian Reservation

Pueblo of Santa Ana, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM                         $210,301
Release,  Monitor,  and  Manage  A  Viable  Population  of Merriam's Turkey
(Meleagris gallopavo merriami) on the Pueblo of Santa Ana, Sandoval County,
New Mexico

North Carolina

Eastern         Band        of        Cherokees,        Cherokee,        NC
$250,000
The Repair and Update of Tribal Fish Hatcheries

North Dakota

Standing       Rock       Sioux       Tribe,       Fort      Yates,      ND
$192,976
Survey of Tribal Lakes

Three         Affiliated         Tribes,         New        Town,        ND
$248,522
Big Game Habitat Usage/Migration

Oregon

Klamath Tribe, Chiloquin, OR                                        $50,000
Mule Deer Distribution, Habitat Use and Population Project

South Carolina

Catawba Indian Nation, Catawba, SC                                $250,000
Catawba Wildlife Lands Acquisition

South Dakota

Lower       Brule       Sioux       Tribe,       Lower       Brule,      SD
$160,957
Swift Fox & Black-Footed Ferret

Lower       Brule       Sioux       Tribe,       Lower       Brule,      SD
$88,000
Wetland Restoration

Sisseton-Wahpeton       Oyate      Tribe,      Agency      Village,      SD
$183,702
Comprehensive Management Plans

Oglala          Sioux         Tribe,         Pine         Ridge,         SD
$246,638
Igmu Tanka (Big Cat)

Texas

Alabama-Coushatta       Tribe       of      Texas,      Livingston,      TX
$149,938
Alabama-Coushatta  Tribe  of  Texas  Tribal  Fish  and  Wildlife Management
Program

Washington

Nooksack Tribe, Deming, WA                                        $204,000
Nooksack  Cumulative  Watershed  Effects  Assessment  South  Fork  Nooksack
In-Stream Restoration Project

Puyallup Tribe, Tacoma, WA                                        $166,147
Mount Rainier National Park and South Rainier Elk Herd Study

Quileute                  Tribe,                 LaPush,                 WA
$75,019
Population,  Harvest Numbers and Health Survey of Roosevelt Elk in Quileute
Treaty Area

Sauk-Suiattle Tribe, Darrington, WA                               $172,724
Cooperative  Mountain  Goat  Habitat  Modeling and Habitat Use and Sighting
Surveys

Yakama Tribe, Toppenish, WA                                       $249,720
Survey and Groundwork for the Yakama Reservation Wildlife Management Plan

Wisconsin

Bad   River   Band   of   Lake   Superior   Chippewa  Indians,  Odanah,  WI
$147,784
Restoration of the Raymond "Snooty" Couture Fish Hatchery and Rearing Ponds

Ho-Chunk         Nation,         Black        River        Falls,        WI
$50,000
Monitoring  and Management of Gray Wolf (Canus lupus) in the Central Forest
Region of WI

Lac  Courte  Oreilles  Band  of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Hayward, WI
$249,800
LCO Fisheries Program Development including Lake and Stream Surveys

Lac  du  Flambeau  Band Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Lac du Flambeau, WI
$120,330
Lac  du  Flambeau  Lake Sturgeon Restoration Project on the Lac du Flambeau
Chain of Lakes and Bear River

Menominee Indian Tribe, Keshena, WI                                 $91,031
Lake Sturgeon Restoration Project

Menominee Indian Tribe, Keshena, WI                                 $55,986
Timber Wolf Reintroduction

Stockbridge-Munsee Community, Bowler, WI                          $250,000
Stockbridge - Munsee Fish and Wildlife project

Wyoming

Shoshone     and    Arapaho    Joint    Council,    Fort    Washakie,    WY
$190,900
Management Plan for Grizzly, Wolf, and Sage Grouse



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