Third quarter grant applications were presented and voted on at the August 24, 2021 AZSFWC Board meeting. Funding for the grants is available through sales of our special Conserving Wildlife license plate. More information about the license plate and how you can obtain one can be found HERE.
Seven grants were approved in the amount of $26,300 and included the following:
$11,000 was awarded to the AZ Deer Association for the Earnhardt Ranches Water Improvement habitat project. This project includes installing buried pipeline, storage tanks and drinker. The project will provide year round water supply to a valuable piece of habitat. Funding partners include AZ Deer Association and Earnhardt Ranches, a reliable conservation partner.
$7,750 was awarded to the AZ Elk Society for the purchase of a 1000 gallon water hauling trailer. With extended draught conditions, the need for water is great. This trailer will provide a much needed resource for hauling water for wildlife. Funding partners include the AZ Elk Society.
$3,800 was awarded to the AZ Deer Association for the purchase of a 500 gallon water hauling trailer. With extended draught conditions, the need for water is great. This trailer will provide a much needed resource for hauling water for wildlife. Funding partners include the AZ Deer Association.
$1000 was awarded to AZ Chapter of NWTF for their annual Robbins Butte Youth Dove Hunt. Up to 100 youth will participate in a 1 day hunt. Participants will be paired with mentors who will guide them during the hunt and provide conservation education. Partners include the AZ Chapter of NWTF, AZ Game & Fish Department, Youth Outdoors Unlimited, and AZ Outdoor Sports.
$1000 was awarded to Tucson Audubon Society for their “Open Pipes are Death Traps” habitat project. Open pipes are relatively commo in rural and working lands. However, they are a hazard on the landscape and cause death to birds and other wildlife. The project includes education, outreach, and active removal or modification of pipes to eliminate the hazard. Funding partners include Tucson Audubon.
$1,000 was awarded to Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson for a fishing rod building class. The class will introduce 30 youth to the sport of fishing, focusing on conservation of our land & water resources. Attendees will build rods and spend time fishing with them. Partners include the Old Pueblo Trout Unlimited Chapter of Tucson and Tucson Boys & Girls Club.
$750 was awarded to Valley of the Sun Quail Forever to produce two educational display cases with mounted Mearns, Gambels, and the endangered Masked Bob White Quail to show youth and anyone else that have never seen the birds what they look like. Exhibits will be on display at all of the organization’s youth camps and seminars. Partners include Valley of the Sun Quail Forever, Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge, US Fish & Wildlife Service.