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Ky Tim
09-02-2008, 08:45 AM
Hey folks, recieved this an a press release and thought you guys would be interested:

Recognizing the need to fix crumbling stream-banks and dilapidated culverts, and to improve water quality for brook trout and other aquatic species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently provided more than $3 million to support 70 fish habitat projects in 31 states across the nation. With an additional $7.8 million in partner contributions, the projects will restore and enhance stream, lake, and coastal habitat to improve recreational fishing and help recover endangered species.

The funding is provided for priority projects identified under the National Fish Habitat Action Plan. The partnerships formed as part of the plan help direct funding and other resources to habitat improvement projects offering the highest long-term conservation returns.

* Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN - $115,000 in Service funds and $223,999 in partner funds to restore brook trout in eight miles of Lynn Camp Prong.