USDA invests in habitat restoration

    Prince of Wales, Alaska (KINY) - A public/private forestry project in Southeast Alaska was recently selected to receive nearly $660,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership.

    The Alaska project, called the Prince of Wales Landscape Restoration Partnership, was one of eight new Joint Chiefs’ projects funded this year by USDA.

    The project will restore habitat for wildlife and fisheries, stimulate the local economy, and maintain or enhance traditional use opportunities.

    Natural Resources Conservation Service will invest $422,000, and the Tongass National Forest will invest $237,000 for restoration activities on adjacent federally managed lands.

    All project activities will be located on Prince of Wales Island.


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