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Arizona secures $10.3 million investment for ecosystem restoration

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) granted Arizona $10.3 million for the restoration of the state’s lands and waters, courtesy of funding from the Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America Agenda.

The allocated funds will be directed towards locally-led, landscape-scale restoration projects including mining risk assessment, invasive species surveillance, and the development of climate-adapted seeds.

Shannon Estenoz, assistant secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks made the announcement during a visit to Saguaro National Park on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

“As the climate crisis threatens biodiversity, wildlife, communities, and their economies everywhere, investing in our landscapes and expanding nature-based solutions are critical to maintaining that connection to the land for future generations,” Estenoz said.

The award follows the DOI’s recent announcement…

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