UPDATED November 2009. State Wildlife Grants, or SWGs, are funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through revenues collected from Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas revenues and through Congressional funding. The grants are used develop and implement programs that benefit wildlife and habitats. Priority is placed on projects that benefit species of greatest conservation concern. In Arkansas, these grants are managed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, which oversees 22 SWGs in which The Nature Conservancy is a partner. A brief description of some of these grants are outlined below.
SWGs focused on protecting aquatic habitat include work to:
SWGs focused on protecting terrestrial habitat include work to:
SWGs focused on protecting karst, or cave, habitat and groundwater in north Arkansas include work to: