NFWF and the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have partnered for 20 years to support conservation efforts for the nation’s critical public land ecosystems. During that time, NFWF has leveraged $48.8 million in BLM directly appropriated funds into more than $203.5 million to support habitat restoration and species recovery activities.
In FY 2013, NFWF leveraged $3.8 million in BLM appropriated funds, and over $204,000 through other agreements, into more than $17.7 million to support 51 conservation projects. These projects benefit native fish and plant habitat restoration, migratory pathways, Lahontan cutthroat trout recovery, and the conservation of key desert habitats.
In addition, BLM, in partnership with NFWF and the Bureau of Reclamation, helped provide public land conservation employment opportunities to more than 600 young people through a youth conservation employment initiative. BLM is joining with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Forest Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service to continue this initiative in 2014.