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02/23/2018 - Boating Infrastructure Grant Program
Secretary Zinke announces $14 million in Boating Infrastructure Grants (BIG), which support water-related outdoor recreation and tourism by improving facilities for large transient recreational boats across the country. (New Release)

12/08/2017 - National Survey
An addendum titled "Feral Swine Hunting in the United States: An Analysis of Demographics, Expenditures, and Proximity to Range" to the 2011 National Survey is available in PDF format. Approximately 718,000 hunters hunted feral swine in 2011. This invasive species has become increasingly popular to hunt as its range has expanded. It is a major challenge for wildlife management agencies and surrounding communities dealing with the adverse impacts on the environment and livestock. Annually, feral swine cause an estimated $1.5 billion in agricultural and environmental damage. The addendum provides a model that can be used to estimate change in the number of feral swine hunters based on a change in the range of the animal.

09/08/2017 - The 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation
The preliminary 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation report (in PDF format) has been released. (News Release)

08/15/2017 - State Wildlife Grant Program
U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announces more than $52 million in funding to Native American tribes and state wildlife agencies through the Tribal Wildlife Grant (TWG) program and the State Wildlife Grant (SWG) program. (News Release) (2017 Apportionment - in PDF format)

06/13/2017 - Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program
The final Fiscal Year 2017 Apportionment tables are now posted (in PDF format) for Wildlife Restoration and Sport Fish Restoration.

01/24/2017 - National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program
The National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program will award more than $17 million in FY 2017 project grants to 10 coastal states to protect, restore or enhance more than 13,000 acres of coastal wetlands and adjacent upland habitats. (News Release).

WSFR Toolkit
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