Partners for Fish & Wildlife

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program provides financial and technical assistance to private landowners to voluntarily restore or enhance native habitats on their land.

Eligible Landowners

Representative Projects

Program Signup

Project Selection Factors

Wildlife Extension Agreement

Reimbursement of Project Costs

The Partners Program strives to maintain a minimum 1:1 cost share ratio. Cost share funding is generally limited to $25,000 per project and is paid on a reimbursable basis. Cost sharing by the landowner or other project partners can be in the form of cash, or materials and services valued at local market rates (in-kind services). For example, the landowner may provide the labor and use of specialized equipment, while the Partners program may reimburse (within 45 days) for cash expenditures. Outside contributions are encouraged to expand the partnership and improve the cost-sharing ratios. Landowners do not receive rental, easement, or maintenance payments

Can Others Contribute?

The Partners Program can match funds to help finance a restoration project. Funding can come from Federal, State and local agencies, soil and water conservation districts, and a wide variety of non-governmental partners such as Ducks Unlimited and land trusts.
We cannot implement projects that fulfill mitigation requirements

Where can I get more information online?

National Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program

Pacific Southwest Region Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program

Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office Contact:

Mary Root - Assistant Field Supervisor, Conservation Partnerships
Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office
2493 Portola Road, Suite B
Ventura, California 93003
TEL: 805-644-1766 or FAX: 805-644-3658

The Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office serves the following counties: Ventura, Los Angeles (north and west part), Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo (excluding Carrizo Plain), Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz.

For assistance with projects located in all other counties of California, please go to our Regional webpage’s Program Contacts (listed on right hand side) to find a local program coordinator in your area and/or to contact our State Coordinator, Matt Hamman.

Contact Us
Phone: 805-644-1766 / Fax: 805-644-3958