Utah gets $20M from feds for wildlife projects

FILE - Colorado River. Photo courtesy the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah will receive nearly $20 million from the federal government for fish and wildlife conservation projects.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Tuesday that Utah would be getting part of the $1.1 billion in excise taxes collected on purchases of sporting and boating equipment.

The tax applies to sporting firearms, ammunition, archery equipment, fishing equipment and electric boat motors.

Jewell says the money helps fund conservation projects, creates access for recreational boaters and supports outdoor education programs for children.

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