Do You Qualify?
Who is Eligible
Any property owner interested in restoring habitat on their land is eligible to join.
The landowner, by phone call or letter, will contact a local Partners biologist. The biologist will then assess the site for trust resources and decide whether to pursue the project. Factors considered include presence of federally listed species, migratory bird habitat, wetlands, national wildlife refuge, and location relative to focal areas. Not all projects submitted will be accepted. If the biologist decides to pursue the project, the landowner and biologist will work cooperatively to develop a project plan that meets the landowners needs and obectives and provides a benefit to fish and wildlife species.
To complete the process, the landowner will need to sign an agreement that has a minimum duration of 10 years (example agreement–PDF). After completion of the project, the landowner will be reimbursed based on the cost-sharing formula discussed in the agreement.
- Landowner retains all huting, fishing, and ownership rights
- The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program provides cost-share for project
December 6, 2012
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