Federal participation in wildlife-conservation measures is extend&d to'fhosinvolving resident and upland species, as ~011 as migrants.Cooperation bet6een Federal and State wiXU.fe officials till be tithered.The new progrczm also follows a recent movement advanced by
N. Wbrielson, Chirof'the Biological Sizrvoy, and approved by Secretary Wallace, for
cooperation between Federal and State officials in matters affecting migratory-bird con-sorvation,Outstanding and ultimate benofit of the 9ew program will bo the restorationof land and w&er areas to tho uses of wildlife:Land; "the basis of all things",is essential to nny progr,o,mor the improvement of wildlife conditions.
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: Editors: .Detailed and baokgrouna information follows. :
Bec&ve Proportionate Shares
The amount of the appropriations provided for in the new act that will beavailable for each State will depend on tho sizo of tho Stato and tha number ofhunting liconsos sold there. After tho deduction of not more than S percent oftho total appropriation, for tho administration of tho act and for the acquisitiordevelopment, and maintenance of Federjl refuges,the remaining funds will be di-.vided In half.One half will be agortioned according to State areas, the otherhalf according to Uting licenses sold.On the basis of a $3,OO'O,OOO
it is estimated that each State wouldhave available nearly
cents for each square mile within its boundaries and,according to the 1935 hunting license reports,more than 23 cents for each licensesold.