Wyoming Receives Over $19 Million in Conservation Money
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 22, 2018
Wyoming just got a big boost in funding from the U.S. Department of the Interior to support state conservation and outdoor recreation projects.
On Tuesday, the Department announced the grant of over $19 million dollars to Wyoming as part of $1.1 billion in annual national funding going to state wildlife agencies.
The funds include over $5.3 million in Sport Fish Restoration funds and almost $14 million in Wildlife Restoration funds. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke praised Wyoming sportsmen and women as being some of the country’s best conservationists, contributing billions of dollars toward wildlife conservation and sportsmen access every year.
The funds, which are distributed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are derived from excise taxes paid by the hunting, shooting, boating and angling industries on firearms, bows and ammunition and sport fishing tackle, some boat engines, and small engine fuel.