AZ Game and Fish Department receives funds for tortoise, owl habitat project

By Ron Dungan
Published: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 5:33pm
Updated: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 7:49am

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department is a state agency of Arizona.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will help fund endangered species recovery efforts with more than $66 million in grants and matching funds.

The money comes from a program that helps secure land for conservation projects.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department will receive more than $350,000 to purchase 30 acres in Pima County for desert tortoise and cactus ferruginous pygmy owl habitat.