|South County Towns Receive Habitat Management Grants|
|Staff Reports , |
11:12AM / Wednesday, November 23, 2022
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Great Barrington and Stockbridge were both awarded MassWildlife Habitat Management grants.
The Baker-Polito Administration announced it has awarded $483,922 in state grant funds to thirteen organizations and municipalities to improve wildlife habitat on 514 acres of land within the Commonwealth.
The Berkshire Natural Resources Council in Great Barrington has been awarded $33,875 to control invasive species in the Housatonic River watershed.
The Stockbridge Bowl Association has been awarded $11,885 to conduct hardy kiwi invasive species control at Bullard's Woods.
Now in its ninth year, the MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant Program (MHMGP), which is overseen by the Department of Fish and Game's (DFG) Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife), provides financial assistance to private and municipal landowners of conserved lands to improve and manage habitat for wildlife.
"The MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant Program is critical to the success of ongoing habitat management projects on state-managed lands and ensures a multipronged strategy to improve a variety of Massachusetts' habitats," said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Beth Card. "Public and private investment in habitat management is critical for promoting ecological resiliency and diversity, and we are thrilled to work with this year's grant recipients as they commit to improving wildlife habitat."