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  • QUWF adds Plano Synergy to National Sponsorship of Wildlife Habitat Restoration

    QUWF adds Plano Synergy to National Sponsorship of Wildlife Habitat Restoration

    "Plano Synergy Joins QUWF as National Sponsor for Wildlife Habitat Restoration" Buffalo, MO: "The battle to maintain our natural wildlife habitat is real, the effort has to be measured in results on the ground. Results in wildlife populations that are on in the woods, fields and streams must be measurable and it must truly make a difference at the local level" clarifies Craig Alderman of the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc. (QUWF). "Finding good partners who understand the true challenge, want to see the results by putting their boots on it, are the leaders we seek to partner with over the long haul of wildlife conservation. Corporate investment in conservation must have results, be shown they are "investing" in the future of the industry by making a difference on the ground, locally, where it matters. Plano Synergy is that kind of company" Alderman states. "Their partnership, as a national QUWF sponsor, brings products to our local events directly linked to the passion and lifestyle of all outdoorsman, thereby making efforts of true wildlife habitat support a reality in dollars invested" Craig states.

  • Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project Draft EIR Released

    Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project Draft EIR Released

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project. CDFW is the lead agency for the DEIR.

  • Feather River Salmon Spawning Restoration Project Video

    Feather River Salmon Spawning Restoration Project Video

    Last winter’s high river flows washed much of the gravel in the area downstream. Adult salmon need clean spawning gravel to dig their nests, called “redds,” where they lay their eggs.

  • Interactive map of stream restoration and fish passage projects

    Interactive map of stream restoration and fish passage projects

    A team of state agencies have worked together to develop an interactive map of stream restoration and fish passage projects in Wyoming.

  • Feather River Salmon Spawning Restoration Project

    Feather River Salmon Spawning Restoration Project

    In anticipation of salmon spawning season this fall, we placed 5,000 cubic yards of gravel in key salmon spawning areas of the Feather River in Oroville near the Feather River Fish Hatchery. Last winter’s high river flows washed much of the gravel in the area downstream. Adult salmon need clean spawning gravel to dig their nests, called “redds,” where they lay their eggs. This project improves and increases the spawning habitat available to the salmon, in an effort to boost salmon population.

  • Estuary Restoration Makes Progress in Florida

    Estuary Restoration Makes Progress in Florida

    C-43 Reservoir will store water to help Caloosahatchee River and Estuary during wet and dry periods LaBelle, FL - Bulldozers have been piling up massive mountains of earth and construction crews have been working since last year to build a restoration project crucial to the health of the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary. The C-43 West Basin Reservoir remains on schedule with a steady stream of funding championed by Gov. Rick Scott and Florida House representatives Matt Caldwell, Heather Fitzenhagen, Dane Eagle, Ray Rodrigues, Byron Donalds, Bob Rommel and senators Lizbeth Benacquisto, Kathleen Passidomo and Denise Grimsley.

  • Shoaling has created hazardous conditions

    Shoaling has created hazardous conditions

    The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the famed 1100-plus mile coastal waterway stretching from Norfolk, Virginia to Miami, Florida, is getting "thin." Shoaling has created hazardous conditions in some areas with depths reported less than 5 feet – which reflects a remarkable 7 feet of water depth lost in the waterway's authorized minimum depth of 12 feet. The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association (AIWA), a waterways interest group, recently gathered in Washington, DC, to ensure the Department of Transportation-designated marine highway M-95 is a top priority for Congress and the Trump Administration.

  • CDFW Awards $40 Million for Ecosystem and Watershed Restoration and Protection Projects

    CDFW Awards $40 Million for Ecosystem and Watershed Restoration and Protection Projects

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced that it is awarding $40 million in Proposition 1 funds for water quality, river and watershed protection, and restoration projects for vital waterways throughout California.

  • Hurricane Restoration to Corals

    Hurricane Restoration to Corals

    Hurricane Matthew didn't just devastate coastlines and homes in the south Atlantic and Caribbean—it also harmed corals. Staff from the Restoration Center has been on the scene working to address the damage.

  • CDFW Awards $9.4 Million to Fund Additional Ecosystem and Watershed Restoration Projects

    CDFW Awards $9.4 Million to Fund Additional Ecosystem and Watershed Restoration Projects

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced the selection of five additional projects to receive approximately $9.4 million in grants through its fiscal year 2015-16 Watershed Restoration Grant Program cycle. These awards were made following an augmentation of funding from the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1) in the 2016-17 Budget Act.

  • Sportfishing Industry Applauds Senate Passage of Water Resources Development

    Sportfishing Industry Applauds Senate Passage of Water Resources Development

    Alexandria, VA – September 16, 2016 - The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and Keep Florida Fishing® commend the U.S. Senate for passing the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA), which provides essential funding for the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), as well as infrastructure and other habitat and water quality projects throughout the nation.

  • Funding Now Available for Fisheries Restoration Projects in Central Valley

    Funding Now Available for Fisheries Restoration Projects in Central Valley

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will be expanding its Fisheries Restoration Grants Program into the Central Valley in 2016 to support the recovery of the Central Valley’s winter-run and spring-run Chinook salmon and steelhead populations.

  • Studies Needed on Gulf Conservation Projects, Says Researcher

    Studies Needed on Gulf Conservation Projects, Says Researcher

    The settlement of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill fines — the largest pollution penalty in history — will bring an unprecedented opportunity to spend billions of dollars on restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico region.

  • CDFW Awards $31.4 Million to Fund Ecosystem and Watershed Restoration Projects

    CDFW Awards $31.4 Million to Fund Ecosystem and Watershed Restoration Projects

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced the selection of 24 projects that will receive funding from its Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1) Restoration Grant Programs

  • NOAA Announces $4 Million in Funding for Habitat Restoration

    NOAA Announces $4 Million in Funding for Habitat Restoration

    As part of its efforts to provide communities and businesses with products, tools, services, and funding to better address weather- and climate-related threats, today NOAA announced $4 million in recommended funding for six habitat restoration projects across the United States.

  • Five Years After The Spill, Settlement Provides for Meaningful Gulf of Mexico Restoration

    Five Years After The Spill, Settlement Provides for Meaningful Gulf of Mexico Restoration

    BATON ROUGE, LA – Five years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster that claimed 11 lives and dumped nearly 3.2 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, officials in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana announced an $18.7 billion settlement with BP.

  • Fisheries Restoration Grants Deadline Extended

    Fisheries Restoration Grants Deadline Extended

    The grant application deadline for anadromous salmonid restoration projects that address impacts of the ongoing drought has been extended, due to the recent addition of a consultation requirement.