Pa. to receive millions in federal funds for wildlife conservation work

WASHINGTON — U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has announced more than $1.5 million will go to Pennsylvania state wildlife agencies through the State Wildlife Grants (SWG) program.

The funds, which are provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, give support for a diverse array of species and habitats across the country.

“As a hunter, I know the​ work of state wildlife agencies is absolutely critical to wildlife conservation in the United States,” Bernhardt said. “We’re thrilled to be able to collaborate with them, their local communities, and other partners to ensure important fish, wildlife, habitat and cultural needs are met.”

Projects funded through SWG involve research, monitoring, wildlife surveys, species and habitat management and other activities.