Partners for Fish & Wildlife

Agency: US Fish & Wildlife Service
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About The Program

The Partners Program provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners and Tribes who are willing to partner on a voluntary basis to help meet the habitat needs of our Federal Trust Species. The Partners Program can assist with projects in all habitat types which conserve or restore native vegetation, hydrology, and soils associated with imperiled ecosystems such as longleaf pine, bottomland hardwoods, tropical forests, native prairies, marshes, rivers and streams, or otherwise provide an important habitat requisite for a rare, declining or protected species.

Locally-based field biologists work one-on-one with private landowners and other partners to plan, implement, and monitor their projects. Partners Program field staff help landowners find other sources of funding and help them through the permitting process, as necessary. This level of personal attention and follow-through is a significant strength of the Program that has led to national recognition and wide support.

Eligible organizations include for-profit organizations other than small businesses, Tribal governments and organizations, state governments, county governments, city or township governments, individuals, small businesses, non-profits that do or do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS (other than institutions of higher education), public and state controlled institutions of higher education.

Contact Info

Jim Stutzman U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service | (406) 727-7400 (x24)
Fax (406) 727-7432

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