October National Fish Habitat Board Meeting Marks Change in Leadership

(Washington, DC) – The National Fish Habitat Board held nominations for the positions of Board Chair and Vice-Chair at their Fall Board meeting in Sacramento, CA on Wednesday, October 21. Tom Champeau, Director of Freshwater Fisheries for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission was named Board Chair and Chris Moore, Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council was elected Vice-Chair, respectively. Mr. Champeau previously served as the Board Vice-Chair, since November 2014 and replaces Kelly Hepler, South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks who stepped down from the Board after serving as Chair since 2008.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces $3 Million in Grants To Conserve Native Fish Species and Their Habitats

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is providing $3.17 million in grants to 18 partners in 34 states to improve fish habitat and stem declines in native fish populations. The funding will help partners restore and enhance stream banks, remove barriers to fish passage, reduce erosion from farm and ranchlands, and address other conservation needs in stream, lake and coastal environments.

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