Nevada Fish & Wildlife Office
Pacific Southwest Region

Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program


The Partners for Fish and Wildlife (Partners) Program provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners and local partners interested in restoring, enhancing and managing fish and wildlife habitats on private property. The program operates on a voluntary basis, relying on interested landowners to provide opportunities for habitat improvements on their lands. Under a cooperative agreement, landowners agree to maintain the habitat improvement project for at least ten years, but otherwise retain full control of their land.


Coral Academy of ScienceMaggie Creek Ranch Honored for Stewardship Efforts

Maggie Creek Ranch, the Searle Family and ranch manager Jon Griggs were honored with one of seven regional Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) awards. The honorees, announced during the 2015 Cattle Industry Summer Conference, were recognized for their outstanding stewardship practices. This year's regional winners will compete for the national award, which will be announced during the 25th anniversary celebration in January 2016. You Tube Video

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Coral Academy of ScienceBurrowing owl project

The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program (Partners Program) teamed up with the City of Las Vegas and the Red Rock Audubon Society to enhance habitat for burrowing owls at Floyd Lamb Park, by installing artificial burrows. Learn how and why these burrows were installed (150MB Video)


Coral Academy of ScienceRestoring Lahontan Cutthroat Trout In Currant Creek

A voluntary partnership between the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program (Partners Program), the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), and a private landowner, is making progress reestablishing Lahontan cutthroat trout back into its historic habitat in northeastern Nevada. Learn more


Crestwood Elementary SchoolA Passion For Amargosa Toads

A private landowner’s passion for conservation of the Amargosa toad and community leadership brought together a wide range of organizations and interests, including those not usually associated with species conservation. These efforts can be directly attributed to the Service’s ‘not warranted’ decision on a petition to list the toad on July 20, 2010, and are an example of how partners working together can make a difference. Learn more


Crestwood Elementary SchoolRestoring Habitat for Fish and Wildlife on the Truckee River

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Environmental Department plays a large role in conservation of fish and wildlife along the lower Truckee River in western Nevada. In 2010, the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program teamed up with the Tribe to treat up to 200 acres of invasive plant species implement stream bankstabilization projects along the Truckee River. Learn more


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Susan Abele
1340 Financial Blvd., Suite 234
Reno, Nevada 89502
Kenneth Scheffler
555 West Silver St., Suite 101
Elko, NV 89815
775-738-2659 Ext. 101
Christiana Manville
4701 N. Torrey Pines
Las Vegas, NV 89130

Last updated: September 22, 2015