Seining in a Stream with Partners. Credit: Brian Jonkers / USFWS
  



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How do I get started?

Answer the following questions to determine if a partnership with the Service will help you meet your goals:

What do you want to do?
What are your specific goals?
Are there particular Service programs/divisions or partners with whom you wish to work?
What kind of resources will the partnership need?
What kind of red tape is involved?
Need some more ideas?

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What do you want to do? (top)
What type of project or activity are you interested in?

Here are some examples:

  • Create and maintain a trail.
  • Be a volunteer.
  • Become a refuge host.
  • Educate children about natural resources.

What are your specific goals? (top)

For example, do you want to create a hiking trail, restore a waterway, build a boat ramp, educate a scout troop?

Are there particular Service programs/divisions or partners with whom you wish to work? (top)

Here is a list of programs and divisions within the Service, bureaus with the Department of the Interior (DOI) and other Federal entities that work collaboratively with DOI.

Partnership Links

What kind of resources will the partnership need? (top)

Potential resources needed for partnerships:

  • Money
  • In-kind assistance
  • Staff time
  • Materials
  • Volunteers
  • Expertise

What kind of red tape is involved? (top)

There are many formal agreement instruments available to create
partnerships within the Service and the Department of the Interior
bureaus. Click here for more information.

Need some more ideas? (top)

Here are some ideas