Bring back the natives

  The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, a nonprofit group in Washington, D.C., recently announced the grant winners of its "Bring Back the Natives' campaign. The 26 projects chosen in 13 states include local partnerships to preserve riparian areas and bring back native fish throughout the West. In Washington's Olympic National Forest, for example, grant money will help fund an apprenticeship program for displaced timber workers and salmon fishermen who work to restore a watershed. The native fish campaign itself is a cooperative project that includes the foundation, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, the Forest Service and Trout Unlimited. Through matching grants, it has invested more than $5 million in 114 projects during the past five years. For more information, contact the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation at 202/857-0166 or on the internet at http://www.nfwf.org/bbn/bbn.htm