Content provided by the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
15.608 Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1958, 16 U.S.C. 661-666; Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 742a-742j; Sikes Act of 1974, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 670(a)-670(o); Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, 16 U.S.C. 3101; Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, Public Law 92-522, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 1361-1421; Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 4701-4741; Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act as amended 1998.
To provide technical information, advice, and assistance to other Federal agencies, other nations, States, and Native Americans on the conservation and management of fish and wildlife resources, including co-management by Alaskan Natives of marine mammals for subsistence use.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Assistance in the form of biological, chemical, and physical advice regarding land and water management and specific recommendations and plans based on the conditions found to exist. Stocking of fishes from National Fish Hatcheries and advising on wildlife management techniques may be management tools considered. The program does not provide financial assistance for construction of ponds, lakes, wood duck boxes, or for other purposes.
Applicant Eligibility: State agencies, Native Americans and Federal agencies are eligible to request assistance on a cost recoverable basis.
Pre-application Coordination: None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Not applicable, however, assistance is provided only on a cost recoverable basis.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Reports are submitted annually to the entities involved. Occasionally, progress reports are considered to be advisable. Fish and Wildlife Management Plans are developed as required.
Account Identification: 14-1611-0-1-303.
Fish and Wildlife Service provides technical assistance to more than 100 Native American Tribes, 254 National Wildlife Refuges, and 150 Department of Defense installations. Cooperative programs with the State conservation agencies and military installations have included joint studies of fishery and wildlife problems of major watersheds, large reservoirs, or streams. Through the Sikes Act, the Service has established a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Defense whereby fish and wildlife values are considered on military installations. The Service developed a policy in cooperation with Native Americans for fish and wildlife management on/off Tribal lands.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Annual Project Reports, Special Reports, and Fish and Wildlife Management Plans.
Regional or Local Office: See Catalog Appendix IV for addresses.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: