• Bureau of Reclamation
    In fiscal year 2015, NFWF continued to work under a grant with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) to develop and implement the Walker Basin Restoration Program in Nevada and California. The Program’s primary objective is to restore and maintain Walker Lake, with a secondary objective of protecting agriculture, environmental and habitat interests. In fiscal year 2015, the program spent $8.1 million on acquisitions and an additional $8.9 million on stewardship grants that support overall conservation efforts within all Desert Terminal Lake basins, which includes the Walker, Truckee, Carson and Summit lake basins. Reclamation also provided a third year of support for a multi-agency conservation youth employment program. The year ended with the signing of a multi-year partnership to support restoration and water flows in the Lower Klamath Basin.