Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, USFWS
The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program addresses the challenges of managing America's natural resources in partnership with State Fish and Wildlife Agencies with effective, targeted grant programs designed to benefit fish and wildlife while capitalizing on recreational opportunities across the country. The source of funds are from industry partners who pay excise taxes and import duties on equipment and gear manufactured for purchase by hunters, anglers, boaters, archers, and recreational shooters. Federal taxes on motorboat and small engine fuels are also a source of funds. The American public benefits from the grant programs. Outdoor enthusiasts get more and better places to hunt, fish and recreate; the industry gets a growing base of hunters, shooters, anglers, archers, and other recreational users who purchase more supplies and equipment; and State and Federal agencies get more funds to meet on-the-ground conservation needs. The general public benefits from better stewardship of the nations natural resources.