The Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking pre-proposals for conservation projects to restore Great Lakes fish and wildlife resources and their habitats through its Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Grants Program for Fiscal Year 2009. This program provides federal grants on a competitive basis to states, tribes and other interested entities to encourage cooperative conservation, restoration and management of fish and wildlife resources and their habitat in the Great Lakes basin. The projects are funded under authority of the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 2006. Pre-proposals are due on January 23, 2009. More information about the program, the request for proposals and the pre-proposal form can be obtained from: http://www.fws.gov/midwest/Fisheries/glfwra-grants.html . Please distribute this announcement to your partners in the Great Lakes. Contact Rick Westerhof if you have questions about the pre-proposal process. Rick can be reached at 231-584-3553 or at Rick_Westerhof@fws.gov<mailto:Rick_Westerhof%40fws.gov>.