The federal Tribal Wildlife Grant program grant to the Mille Lacs Band was awarded last week according to Outdoor News (Mixed Bag August 17, 2017)

Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced $199,075 in funding to Minnesota Native tribes. Over $990,000 was awarded to Minnesota state wildlife agencies through the State Wildlife Grants program.

The funds come from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which offers support for a range of species and habitats across the country.

The Mille Lacs Band’s funding will help identify key habitats for the conservation of juvenile and adult walleye in Lake Mille Lacs.

The $993,310 in funding for the State is part of $48 million being distributed nationwide. It will support endangered species and habitats listed in approved state wildlife action plans.