The Nebraska’s Natural Legacy Project was awarded $800,000 from the Competitive State Wildlife Grant Program for the grant “Striding toward Sustainability. The group received notice of the awarded grant funding on Aug. 27. The total amount available nationwide was 5.7 million ($5,731,814.40). Nebraska was one of only seven states to receive funding.
This grant will implement conservation actions primarily on private lands to enhance native prairies, woodlands and wetlands for the benefit of at-risk species while keeping common wildlife species common. Habitat projects will be delivered collaboratively with partners, using voluntary, incentive-based strategies.
“The Natural Legacy Project success is due to the support of partners that come together to deliver habitat projects,” according to Kristal Stoner, Wildlife Diversity Program Manager . “The Natural Legacy Partnership Team deserves credit for this grant award since they worked to collaboratively identify good projects and partners that should be a part of the grant proposal, ” she added. The Natural Legacy Partnership has representatives from 24 agencies and organizations that represent agriculture and conservation interests.
For more information on the Natural Legacy Project visit their web site http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/wildlife/programs/legacy/ .
The Natural Legacy Project is also on facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nebraska-Natural-Legacy-Project/157970317596623