The year-long program will provide paid training, hands-on experience and possible employment in habitat restoration.
“This is a win-win for everyone,” said Eric Schwaab, NOAA’s assistant administrator for fisheries. “Military veterans have tremendous skills to offer, and by helping to restore fish habitats they will be supporting the important role of commercial and recreational fishing in the economy.”
“Our veterans have earned our thanks and our support,” said California’s Department of Fish and Game Director Charlton H. Bonham. “California’s ocean and river resources are part of our national heritage, and we are privileged to be able to offer some of these veterans jobs in restoration and conservation.”
You can read more here:
- Press Relase: Military vets to help rebuild northern California fisheries
- Benefits of Habitat Restoration
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