NFWF and the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) partner on conservation efforts benefiting the nation’s critical public-land ecosystems. The partnership has leveraged $51.8 million in BLM appropriated funds into more than $220 million to support habitat restoration and species recovery activities. In FY 2014, NFWF leveraged $3 million in BLM appropriated funds into more than $16.5 million to support more than 60 conservation projects benefiting native fish and plant habitat restoration on BLM lands. Focal landscapes and species include the North Slope of Alaska, Northern Great Plains, Lahontan cutthroat trout, and Gunnison sage grouse. BLM funds also were used for a youth conservation employment initiative, in partnership with NFWF, USFS, FWS and Reclamation, to provide public land conservation employment opportunities to more than 600 young people.