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Since 1992, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has received between $6 million and $10 million in Heritage Fund income each year. The fund is managed to maximize return on investment by leveraging federal dollars and by investing in projects, activities, and community-based grants designed to offer sustained benefits.

75% Native species and natural areas. On-the-ground research and action to protect native and sensitive species, to conserve natural areas necessary to the health of these species, and to acquire habitat to protect endangered wildlife.

15% Service to urban areas. Response to and help in remediating human-wildlife conflicts in urban areas through customer service, partnerships with local governments, and educational programs and activities.

5% Recreational access. Activities to provide Arizonans better access to public lands and recreational opportunities, including grants, easements, and other assistance to help ranchers and farmers mitigate problems related to public access.

5% Youth and adult education. K-12 curriculum development in environmental education, professional enrichment for teachers, and outreach to children and adults statewide through personal interaction and printed and Web-based materials.

Heritage grants. The department sets aside a portion of the Heritage Fund each year for community and research grants. Since 1992, the department has annually made $550,000 to $1.3 million available for grants.

“Game and Fish has spent nearly $146,000 in grants for projects in Tucson-area schools and $1.2 million for projects with the University of Arizona since the fund started.” “Tucson Citizen,” Sept. 11, 2004, ”Heritage Fund Projects: Gem on Campus”

 
 
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