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2013 WILD TURKEY FEDERATION KANSAS HABITAT PROJECTS

Sept. 13, 2012
More than $54,000 appropriated for 2013; partners match more than $270,000
BLAINE — The Kansas Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has announced appropriation of more than $54,000 for support of wildlife habitat projects in Kansas, many supporting the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT). Partner matching funds brings the total raised to more than $300,000. These projects help fund everything from grassland and forest restoration to education outreach.

Projects funded by the Kansas NWTF for 2013 include the following:

  • KDWPT spring Walk-In-Hunting-Area (WIHA) program — $2,000 plus $14,952 in partner funding;
  • support of forestry workshop for wildlife — $500;
  • forestry projects on publicly-accessible lands — $5,500;
  • oak restoration project at Hillsdale Reservoir — $2,000 plus $9,165 from partners;
  • oak savannah restoration on Woodson Wildlife Area — $2,000 plus $2,000 in partner funding;
  • signs for NWTF-funded habitat projects — $900 plus $630 in partner funding;
  • support of 10-acre brome conversion on Norton Wildlife Area — $882.80 plus $924 in partner funding;
  • river restoration along the Marias Des Cygnes River on Melvern Wildlife Area — $5,000 plus $23,103 in partner funding;
  • National Archery in the Schools Program kit for Iola School District — $1,000 plus $3,000 in partner funds;
  • forest stand improvement on Cedar Bluff Wildlife Area — $2,500 plus $2,500 in partner funding;
  • riparian forest stand improvement on Jamestown Wildlife Area — $4,000 plus $1,790 in partner funding;
  • grassland restoration on Glen Elder Wildlife Area — $2,500 plus $10,000 in partner funding;
  • purchase of a fire plow to establish firebreaks for prescribed burning in northcentral Kansas — $3,365 plus $4,320 from partners;
  • spring WIHA program in central and southern Kansas — $5,000 plus $5,000 in partner funding;
  • Kansas Eco-Meet scholarships — $1,800 plus $4,125 in partner funding;
  • support of 36 Kansas youth to compete in the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational — $1,000 plus $30,600 in partner funding;
  • JAKES shooting trailer — $6,725 plus $6,500 matching funds;
  • Regional Biologist Program support —$5,000 per year for three years plus $95,000 in partner funding annually; and
  • youth coordinator position — $2,500 plus $77,678.

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