Habitat Restoration
Habitat and Resource Conservation
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The Branch of Habitat Restoration houses three Programs that further the Service's mission to work with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program - The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program was established in 1987 with a core group of biologists and a small budget for on-the-ground wetland restoration projects on private lands. This successful, results-oriented program has garnered support through the years and has grown into a larger and more diversified habitat restoration program assisting thousands of private landowners across the Nation.

The Coastal Program - The Coastal Program provides incentives for voluntary protection of threatened, endangered and other species on private and public lands alike. The program's protection and restoration successes to date give hope that, through the cooperative efforts of many public and private partners, adequate coastal habitat for fish and wildlife will exist for future generations.

Farm Conservation Program - More than 50% of the Nation’s wetlands have been destroyed, more than 70% of the Nation’s riparian habitats have been lost or significantly degraded, and 95% of our tall grass prairie and longleaf pine forests have been lost. Further, less than 2% of the Nation’s rivers remain free flowing. These are just a few examples of habitat types impacted by human activities as we live, work, and build our economy. Consequences of habitat loss include decreases in wildlife populations and many other natural, social, and economic impacts and, ultimately, a decreased quality of life. To meet these challenges, we work with a myriad of other Federal and non-Federal partners. In particular, we work closely with USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) to help deliver a variety of conservation programs of the Farm Bill.

They each provide unique contributions to the restoration of important wildlife habitat on privately owned lands, high priority coastal areas and agricultural areas, with more than 300 full time staff, active in all 50 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other Trust Territories.

Sherry White, Chief , Branch of Habitat Restoration sherry_white@fws.gov 703/358-2134
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
National Team Leader            (Vacant)  
Linh Phu, Fish & Wildlife Biologist 


Joe Milmoe, Fish & Wildlife Biologist joe_milmoe@fws.gov 703-358-1879
Fish & Wildlife Biologist  (Vacant)  
Fish & Wildlife Biologist (Vacant)  
Conservation Programs Specialist (Vacant)  
Farm Conservation Programs
Dave Walker, Farm Conservation Programs Coordinator (Dave_Walker@fws.gov)       703-358-2310
Drue DeBerry, Farm Conservation Program Biologist           (Drue_DeBerry@fws.gov) 703-358-1746
Coastal Program
Dallas Miner, National Team Leader Dallas_Miner@fws.gov) 703-358-2201
Chris Darnell, Fish & Wildlife Biologist (Chris_Darnell@fws.gov) 703-358-2236
Chris Eng, Fish & Wildlife Biologist  (Chris_Eng@fws.gov) 703-358-2448
Silmarie Padron, Fish & Wildlife Biologist  (Silmarie_Padron@fws.gov) 703-358-2150
Michael Murray,(Biology) (STEP) (Michael_Murray@fws.gov) 703-358-2031
Last updated: August 15, 2012
Fisheries and Habitat Conservation
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