Partners for Fish and Wildlife
Program on the Kenai Peninsula
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program was established in 1987 to
improve fish and wildlife habitat on non-federal land. Since 1995, the
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program has been active on the Kenai Peninsula,
forming partnerships with local landowners to restore, enhance, and protect
wetland, riparian, and instream habitats.
Examples of restoration, enhancement, or protection efforts
- Implement and promote habitat conservation on private lands
that benefit federal trust species, like anadromous fish and
- Develop partnerships necessary to accomplish habitat conservation.
- Educate the general public on the importance of habitat conservation
and encourage their participation in these efforts.
Information and Program Requirements:
- Streambank restoration and protection (revegetation, setbacks,
- Removal/replacement of structures detrimental to fish or
wildlife (perched or under-sized culverts restricting fish passage,
- Wildlife habitat restoration/enhancement (restoration of
wetlands and hydrology, prescribed burns, creation of snags,
replanting native plant communities).
- Fish habitat improvement (providing instream cover, restoring
- Projects must benefit fish and/or wildlife on private, municipal,
or borough land.
- The Fish and Wildlife Service may pay up to 50% of the total
- The Fish and Wildlife Service contribution has ranged from
several hundred dollars up to $25,000.
- Projects must be cost effective.
- The landowner's cost share may be in cash, materials, or
- Projects may be implemented by a qualified party (either
the landowner or a contractor).
- Funding is limited to on-the-ground projects.
|This is a competitive program. Those projects providing
the greatest benefits to migratory birds, anadromous fish
(salmon), or threatened or endangered species will be selected
annually, up to the limits of available funding.
If you are interested in doing a project on the Kenai Peninsula,
please contact Mike Edwards, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, at Mike Edwards@fws.gov or by phone at (907) 260-0125.
To learn more about this program, see "How
to Participate" or visit the Alaska Region Partners
for Fish and Wildlife web site.
Last updated: November 6, 2008