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Non-Competitive Fisheries, Wildlife, and Recreation Programs

The Branch of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Recreation manages two no-discretionary programs in support of Tribes and intertribal organizations.

Rights Protection Implementation

The Rights Protection Implementation (RPI) program provides noncompetitive base funding for affected Tribes to meet federal court litigation and mitigation responsibilities in the conservation and management of fish and wildlife resources which directly ties to the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ efforts to honor commitment to Indian Country.

Tribal Management/Development Program

The primary goal of the program element is the support of Tribal fish and game management programs on Indian reservations. Tribal management activities include resource management, provision and enforcement of hunting and fishing activities on trust lands containing 1.6 million acres of natural lakes and impoundments, 15,000 miles of perennial streams and millions of acres of wildlife habitat. This program also supports several intertribal organizations that play important fish and wildlife management roles on behalf of their member Tribes. 

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Branch of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Recreation
1001 Indian School Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. MST, Monday-Friday

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