NWTF Kansas Pledges $85,380 to Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.

NWTF Kansas Pledges $85,380 to Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.

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EDGEFIELD, S.C. -(Ammoland.com)- The Kansas State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s board of directors recently met in Manhattan, Kansas and approved $85,380 for Super Fund projects.

The board of directors budgeted $55,280 for conservation projects and $30,100 for hunting heritage related projects. NWTF award funding will be matched with more than $378,000 in partner funds for the approved projects; representing a six-to-one match ratio.

Projects receiving funding include, but are not limited to:

  • $11,150 – supporting local 4-H shooting sports program, National Archery in the Schools program kits for three schools and youth range development
  • $5,000 – supporting the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s effort to enhance Walk-In Hunting Areas in urban areas
  • $5,000 – supporting the NWTF district biologist program. Partners include Nebraska NWTF State Chapter, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and KDWPT
  • $7,500 – supporting forest stand improvement projects, riparian restoration projects and forestry capacity in the NWTF’s Flint Hills focal landscape, as part of America’s Big Six of Conservation. Partners include KDWPT, Kansas Forest Service and others
  • $7,500 – supporting grassland restoration efforts in the Red Hills. Project funding will be utilized in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service to deliver technical assistance and financial assistance to private landowners. Partners include Comanche Pool Prairie Resource Foundation, Natural Resources Conservation Service, KDWPT, K-State Research and Extension, US Fish and Wildlife Service, private landowners and The Nature Conservancy
  • $7,500 – supporting forest stand improvement efforts at KDWPT’s Copan and Hillsdale wildlife areas and at Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Center. Partners include KDWPT, KFS and WCNOC
  • $10,000 – supporting riparian restoration on KDWPT’s Webster, Woodston and Perry wildlife areas and areas along the South Fork of the Republican River in Northwest Kansas. Partners include KDWPT and Cheyenne County Noxious Weed District
  • $17,780 – for purchasing a tiller, angled broom, slide-in water tanks, trailer and miscellaneous equipment to support prescribed burning efforts on KDWPT wildlife areas and private lands. Funds also will help purchase four mist blowers for bush honeysuckle control and the installation of water wells at Cedar Bluff WA. Partners include KDWPT, KFS, Gypsum Hills Prescribed Burn Association, Tri-County Prescribed Burn Association, private landowners, USFWS, Kansas Prescribed Fire Council, TNC and NRCS and Jackson, Jefferson, Barber and Doniphan County conservation districts.

 

About the National Wild Turkey Federation:

When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.5 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit a historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters’ rights. Today, the NWTF is focused on the future of hunting and conservation through its Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative – a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to conserve or enhance more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruit at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting.

For more information, visit their website.

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