America loses two football fields’ worth of land and water to development every minute, and wildlife from bumblebees to manatees are at risk. To reverse nature’s decline, the Biden administration and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation just opened a request for proposals for $85 million in grants to fund conservation and restoration projects for rivers, coasts, wetlands, grasslands and forests, among other critical ecosystems.
In line with President Joe Biden’s America the Beautiful Initiative, grants will also help connect wildlife habitats through land and water corridors. The projects will be largely funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed in 2021.
(Photo: Black bear with cub in Yellowstone National Park. Credit: Staff)