NFWF and U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) partner on conservation efforts benefiting the nation’s critical public-land ecosystems. The partnership has leveraged $54.2 million in BLM appropriated funds into more than $233 million to support habitat restoration and species recovery activities. In fiscal year 2015, NFWF leveraged $2.4 million in BLM appropriated funds into $12.8 million to support more than 40 conservation projects benefiting native fish and plant habitat restoration on BLM lands. BLM funds were used for a youth conservation employment initiative in partnership with USFS and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to provide public land conservation and employment opportunities to more than 600 young people. During fiscal year 2015, NFWF and BLM partnered to support monarch butterfly conservation efforts in the Western states and engaged in a new Pacific seabird monitoring program at the California Coastal National Monument. Other focal areas and species include the North Slope of Alaska, Northern Great Plains, Northern Rockies wildlife corridors, and Lahontan cutthroat trout. New partnerships are being developed for 2016.