Asotin County receives U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant money

CLARKSTON, WA - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is awarding money to a conservation project to acquire 2,400 acres of land in Asotin County.

Washington is one of 20 states to receive a chunk of the $32-million in grants that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is handing out in an effort to improve the health and water of the land.

The two million dollars it will take to acquire the Asotin County land, gets members of a local conservation project one-mile of the lower Grande Ronde River and three miles of tributaries that support endangered salmon.