Wyoming to receive $17 Million for Conservation and Outdoor Recreation
Written by jordanmckamey on June 4, 2019
Wyoming will receive more than $17 million to support critical state conservation and outdoor recreation projects this year, according to the U.S. Department of the Interior.
The funding is part of more than $1 billion going to state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by excise taxes paid by the hunting, shooting, boating and angling industries on firearms, bows, ammunition, sport fishing tackle, some boat engines and small engine fuel. The amount of money allocated is based, in part, on the number of licensed anglers and hunters a state has, and each state must provide a 25 percent match.
Funding covers projects that include; managing and restoring wildlife and sport fish, fish and wildlife research, restoring habitat, funding hunter education and aquatic resource education, operating firearm and archery rangers for public use, providing boating access and other management related activities.