WILDLIFE EXTENSION AGREEMENT
Agreement dated _____________ between ___________________________, Wildlife
Cooperator(s), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is entered into
pursuant to authority contained in section 1 of the Fish and Wildlife Coordination
Act, 16 U.S.C. 661 and section 7 of the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, 16 U.S.C.
(we), ________________________________________________ hereby agree to participate
with the Service in conducting certain wildlife management practices on lands
owned by me (us) in _______________________ County, State of ___________________
described as follows:
signing this Agreement, the Wildlife Cooperator(s) join(s) as a participant in
a wildlife management program and grants to the Service the authority to complete
wildlife habitat development, or to personally carry out wildlife management activities
with financial or material support, as described in the attached Special Provisions
(Exhibit A). Any donation of supplies, equipment, or direct payment from the Service
to the wildlife cooperator(s) for carrying out the wildlife cooperator habitat
developments are also included in the attached Special Provisions.
term of this Agreement will be for _____ years beginning ______________, 20__,
and ending ________________, 20__. Payment as appropriate will be made as described
and agreed to in Exhibit A.
Agreement may be modified at any time by mutual written consent. It may also
be terminated in writing by either party thirty (30) days in advance. If terminated
by the Cooperator, the Cooperator will reimburse the Service for the cost of
the Wildlife Cooperator habitat developments. If this agreement is terminated
in writing by the Service, then the Service may at its option remove any wildlife
cooperator developments placed on the land.
the end of the term, the wildlife habitat development will become the property
of the Wildlife Cooperator.
Service does not assume jurisdiction over the premises by this agreement. The
Wildlife Cooperator retains all rights to control trespass and retains all responsibility
for taxes, assessments, and damage claims.
Service, its agents, or assignees reserve the right to enter the land at reasonable
times for wildlife cooperator habitat development and management purposes and
to inspect completed work.
Service assumes no liability for damage or injury other than that caused by its
own negligence, on the above acreage.
work completed will be documented on Exhibit A.
change of ownership shall not change the terms of this Agreement. The Agreement
and terms shall be in effect on the described land for the period of the Agreement.
The Wildlife Cooperator will notify the Service of planned or pending changes
Cooperator agrees not to allow any agricultural use of the tract such as livestock
grazing or haying, unless included as part of this or an amended Agreement.
the end of this Agreement, the Cooperator assumes full and complete responsibility
for all wildlife cooperator habitat developments made during this agreement on
the project tract. There shall be no obligation to any of the agencies of the
agreement after the term of the agreement has expired.
landowner will be responsible for securing any necessary permits. Technical advice
and support will be provided by participating agencies in the application for
Service is prohibited by law from making obligations that exceed available funds
and, therefore, the Service can do only that work which is funded. In the event
funds are not available to do the wildlife cooperator habitat development work
within the period of time or in the manner prescribed in the special provisions,
the Service will advise the wildlife cooperator of that fact.
cooperator guarantees ownership of the above-described land and warrants that
there are no outstanding rights which interfere with the wildlife cooperator management
Cooperator and Tax ID Number
Contract Sufficiency Review
Act Notice: The Service is required to obtain this information to process
any payment (s) to the wildlife cooperator as a result of this agreement. This
information will be furnished to the Internal Revenue Service as required by the
Tax Reform Act of 1986 and may be shared with the Department of Justice for criminal
or civil litigation. Furnishing a social security number is voluntary, but failure
to do so may result in disqualification from this program.
wildlife habitat developments described below are agreed to by _______________________________
and the Service in a Wildlife Extension Agreement dated ___________.
Itemized costs of payments, materials,
supplies, completed work, and schedule of payments. (If applicable, however,
any payments will be for only one fiscal year.)
Fish and Wildlife Service $
estimated final cost of the project is $ ________. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service will cost share up to $ ________ to be reimbursed to the wildlife cooperator
upon completion of work and presentation to the Service of itemized bills and/or
documentation of other expenses.
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