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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded a grant of $574,000 to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation of northeast Washington. NOAA is an agency of the Department of Commerce.
This grant provides funding to support the Pacific Coast Salmon Recovery Fund Program. The Tribes will use these funds to implement projects related to their ongoing efforts to protect and recover depleted salmon stocks in the Pacific Northwest.
“NOAA and the Bush Administration are constantly working to improve the understanding of our environment to strengthen regional initiatives such as salmon recovery in the Pacific Northwest,” said retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Ph.D., under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator. “This grant to the Confederated Tribes of Colville will help advance knowledge critical to those efforts in northeast Washington”
In fiscal year 2003, NOAA has awarded more than 618 grants totaling more than $303 million to members of the academic, scientific and business communities to assist the agency in fulfilling its mission to study the Earth’s natural systems in order to predict environmental change, manage ocean resources, protect life and property, and provide decision makers with reliable scientific information. NOAA goals and programs reflect a commitment to these basic responsibilities of science and service to the nation for the past 33 years.
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