The U.S. Secretary of the Interior (DOI) David Bernhardt recently announced the awarding of $2.1 million in grants to state and local partners in Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Washington and Wyoming for habitat conservation activities in migration corridors and winter range for elk, mule deer, and pronghorn. The targeted big game species will benefit from the conservation actions funded by these grants as will a wide array of plant and other wildlife species.
One of those projects is a Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation easement that will secure 2,100 acres along the base of the Ruby Mountains and a migration route for the state’s largest herd of mule deer. The easement will also improve habitat connectivity between U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management administered lands benefiting a multitude of species.
Go here to read the DOI news release.
(Photo source: Nevada Department of Wildlife)