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