Alaska Tribes Recieve Grants for Conservation Projects

May 30, 2013

Three Alaskan tribes will receive more than 400 thousand dollars through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to support conservation projects.

The Aleut Community of St. Paul Island will put 200 thousand dollars towards fighting rats.  The community will evaluate current rat stations, defense strategies and control techniques within the current rat prevention program.

The Native Village of Wales receives 33 thousand dollars to conduct marine mammal surveys and document seals and walruses found washed up along the coast. They will also catalog any debris associated with the Japanese tsunami of March 2011.

The Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove will receive 200 thousand dollars for collecting data on species like northern sea otters, Steller's eiders, and emperor geese.

Since 2003, more than $6 million has gone to Alaska Native tribes through the Tribal Wildlife Grants Program.