WEA (Wildlife Extension Agreement)
Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) program 10-30 year private landowner agreement
to restore or enhance habitat for high priority Federal trust resources. Funds to complete the identified habitat improvements may include multiple partners that contribute both cash and in-kind contributions. These partners include the PFW program; the landowner; state and tribal partners; and non-governmental organizations.
A Fish and Wildlife Service paid perpetual easement that
protects privately-owned wetlands and adjacent native prairie. Duck stamp funds are used to purchase easements from willing sellers. The wetland/grassland easement program is available in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana.
NWR (National Wildlife Refuge)
Federal lands owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the Department of Interior. These lands provide habitat for Federal trust resources, such as migratory birds, endangered species, and anadromous fish. These lands also provide recreational opportunities for the American people to enjoy environmental education, hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, wildlife photography, and environmental interpretation
WPA (Fish and Wildlife
Service Waterfowl Production Areas)
WPAs preserve wetlands and grasslands critical to waterfowl and other wildlife. These public lands, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, were included in the National Wildlife Refuge System in 1966 through the National Wildlife Refuge Administration Act.The Duck Stamp Act, passed in 1934, was amended by Congress in 1958 to authorize acquisition of wetlands as WPAs.