Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet
Landowners get $132,951 for wildlife habitat
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 26, 2005) – Grants totaling $132,951 have been disbursed by the Kentucky Division of Conservation (DOC) to landowners who make a commitment to create or improve wildlife habitat.
The Landowner Incentive Program is federally funded and administered by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. DOC is responsible for reimbursing participating landowners.
The grants allow private landowners to implement important and sometimes critical habitat improvements. Landowners follow plans designed specifically for habitat improvement on their land.
The program demonstrates the advantages of public-private partnerships sharing a common goal. Habitat recovery efforts promise to improve existing wildlife populations while protecting at-risk species.