The Conservation Partnerships Program is a collection of voluntary habitat restoration programs with the goal of restoring native habitats of California’s ecosystems through collaborative partnerships. This program seeks to implement comprehensive conservation efforts for the benefit of native habitats by working cooperatively with private landowners, community groups, conservation organizations, and other government agencies. The Conservation Partnerships Program can provide cost-share funds and technical assistance to our partners. Our biologists can also provide information on habitat restoration techniques, native species, additional funding sources, as well as information about Safe Harbor Agreements, Conservation Banking, and required permits. For more information, please visit the Pacific Southwest Region Conservation Partnerships Program Homepage.
We operate as a partner and not strictly as a funding agency. Our biologists work closely with the landowner and/or applicant to identify, develop, coordinate, and implement viable, community-based restoration projects. Our funding sources are limited, and we strive to develop cost-efficient projects that maximize our partners’ skills and resources. To this end, we are available to work with local partners to write grants, coordinate projects, and work with interested landowners to develop wildlife-friendly management practices.
The first step in becoming a partner is to contact one of our biologists with project ideas and questions. (see the links below for the Ventura Fish and Wildlife’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, Coastal Program and Schoolyard Habitat Program biologists).
Or you can contact the office’s program supervisor:
Assistant Field Supervisor, Conservation Partnerships
By phone: (805) 644-1766, ext. 233
2493 Portola Road, Suite B
Ventura, CA 93003