The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service just announced that more than $1.3 million in Tribal Wildlife Grants will be awarded to tribes in Idaho, Oregon and Washington for projects to benefit fish and wildlife and their habitats.

In western Washington, five tribes are recipients of this award:

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe – $57,312 for restoration of the Dungeness Elk Herd in the Dungeness River Valley

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe  – $199,995 for a study on the impact of river restoration efforts on river-dependent species, river otters and American dippers

Lummi Nation – $200,000 for habitat restoration in the South fork Fobes Reach in the Nooksack River basin to support endangered species recovery of bull trout, steelhead, chinook and other salmon species.

Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians  – $147,895 for restoration, enhancement and protection of 60 acres of floodplain habitat along the South Fork Stillaguamish River (Klein Farm Wildlife Preserve).

Tulalip Tribes –  $192,039 for monitoring fish and water resources on the Tulalip Tribes Indian Reservation, supporting a fisheries, water resources, and habitat monitoring project.

The full press release can be found here.