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Partnerships

PartnersPartnerships play a critical role for the Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District. These partnerships allow opportunities to accomplish goals that any one organization could not achieve alone.

Partners for Fish and Wildlife

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a program called Partners for Fish and Wildlife, which helps private landowners conduct all the same resource management actions used on waterfowl production areas on their own land.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program provides technical and financial assistance to solve land management problems, identify partners, and coordinate restoration work on private lands. The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in south-central Minnesota concentrates on restoring degraded wetlands, native grasslands and riparian stream and river habitat for migratory birds, endangered and threatened species, and fishes.


Download a Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program Brochure 

 
Restoration costs may be shared by any combination of governmental agencies, private organizations, and the private landowner. Cost-effective restoration projects that provide the greatest fish and wildlife benefit for the least money are most likely to receive attention from the Partners program. The landowner must commit to maintaining restored habitat for a minimum of ten years. 


Private landowners in central Minnesota who are interested in habitat restoration should contact our office. Of course, not all projects qualify for assistance, but calling us for a site visit to your land is the first step. If you are interested in habitat restorations within our district please contact the Private Lands Biologist at 218-847-4431. 


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Friends of the Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District

The Friends of the Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District is a non-profit group formed to enhance public awareness and appreciation of the Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District. They also assist and support the district through volunteerism and by providing financial support through grant activities and fundraising. Visit www.friendsofdlwildlife.org to learn how you can become a friend of the district.


The district works with a wide variety of partners:

 Ducks Unlimited

Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society    
Minnesota Waterfowl Association    
The Nature Conservancy    
Pheasants Forever    
Minnesota Deer Hunters Association    
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources    
Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts    

 

Last Updated: Mar 01, 2013
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