Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2014

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Fisheries, Wildlife and Habitat Management


Programs targeted to responsibly manage, protect, and restore the Commonwealth's natural wildlife and associated habitats.


Program

Description
Ecological Restoration and Protection For the purpose of restoring the health and integrity of the Commonwealth's rivers, wetlands, and watersheds.
Fisheries, Wildlife, and Natural Heritage Management For the purpose of managing wildlife, inland fisheries, and natural heritage programs including the protection of wild amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, freshwater and diadromous fish and endangered, threatened and special concern species.
Habitat Protection For the purpose of acquiring land and related habitat for preservation through assessments on sporting constituencies.
Marine Fisheries Licensing and Management For the purpose of protecting and enhancing the Commonwealth's marine fishery resources through the promotion and regulation of commercial and sport fishing, as well as scientific research, education and outreach.
Environmental Law Enforcement For the purpose of protecting environmental and natural resources through enforcement of state and federal environmental laws and regulations, education, and public outreach including enforcement of boating and recreational vehicle laws and regulations, and registration of boats, all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles.

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