Habitat Grant Management Program
The Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Habitat Management Grant Program is awarding more than 303-thousand dollars to municipalities or organizations across the state for 12 Wildlife Habitat Improvement Projects.
The Town of Barnstable has been awarded nearly 12-thousand dollars to conduct prescribed burns to improve pitch pine–oak woodland habitat in the West Barnstable Conservation Area.
Yarmouth has been awarded over 23-thousand dollars to use for prescribed burns to restore pitch pine-oak woodlands.
On Nantucket the Conservation Foundation will receive more than 24-thousand dollars to manage heathlands on the “Head of the Plains” properties and the Linda Loring Foundation has been awarded 35-thousand dollars to create and improve grassland habitats by removing non-native tree species.
Additional grants were made for habitat management projects in Edgartown and West Tisbury on Martha’s Vineyard.