ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Fifteen conservation projects in Southcentral and Southeast Alaska will receive approximately $200,000 in federal grants.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Region Coastal Program provides technical expertise and funds for partnerships that identify, restore and protect coastal areas in Cook Inlet and Southeast.
Program funds in Cook Inlet will allow the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust to assist private landowners in protecting habitat for fish, birds and moose along Deep Creek and the Kasilof, Ninilchik and Kenai River watersheds.
In Southeast, Yakutat will investigate the economic benefits of designation of a non-regulatory shorebird reserve on the Yakutat Forelands. The Southeast Alaska Land Trust will craft a conservation strategy for popular coastal habitats north of Juneau.
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