The Wildlife Restoration program has provided a stable Federal funding source for State Fish and Wildlife agencies for over 70 years.
This funding stability is critical to the recovery of many United States' wildlife species.
Some examples of activities planned by State, Commonwealth, and territorial fish and wildlife agencies in FY 2008 include: operation and maintenance of 89 wildlife management areas in Georgia that provide approximately one million acres habitat for wildlife and related wildlife recreation such as hunting and wildlife viewing; manage hunter education and safety programs in 50 States, the U.S.
Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; continued population surveys on black bear, wild turkey, white-tailed deer, moose, and waterfowl in Vermont; enhancement of 10,200 acres of shallow wetland and wet meadow habitat types unique to Carson Lake, Nevada; and design and implementation of landscape scale habitat improvement projects in critical wildlife areas throughout New Mexico.
The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.