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AZ senators announce funding for White Mountain and San Carlos Apache Tribal land projects

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Federal funding has been approved for two projects supporting river wildlife and flooding mitigation on White Mountain Apache and San Carlos Apache tribal lands.

More than $2 million will be used for removal of barriers and culverts on more than 50 miles of habitat in the White Mountain area for the Apache Trout, Arizona’s state fish.

Another $200,000 has been allocated to refurbish parts of the Bylas Springs Complex on San Carlos Apache land. That area is habitat for the endangered Gila Topminnow, native to Arizona’s greater Gila River watershed.

The projects are part of the Biden Administration’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Law.