Habitat Protection, Management and Restoration

· Contaminants remediation

· Conservation of international wetlands
· Duck Stamp revenue buys habitat and is a fun art contest
· Endangered Species Recovery Plans may include habitat restoration
· National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS)
· Realty - buying or leasing habitat for the NWR System
· National Fish Habitat Initiative
· Habitattitude, multiple-partner initiative to reduce introduced invasive aquatic species

Partnerships, Grants, and Financial Assistance for Habitat Conservation
· Coastal Grants
· Coastal partnerships with agencies, organizations, and others
· Endangered Species Grants
· Federal Aid to States (PR&DG funds)
· Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance to Tribes, Military and others
· Fish passage restoration through local partnerships
· International grants (Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean, Russia, elephants,
  great apes, rhinoceros and tigers)
· Joint Ventures - five Mountain/Prairie interagency partnership initiatives under the North
  American Waterfowl Management Plan (ex: prairie pothole, playa lakes, Rainwater Basin)
· Invasive Species - interagency cooperation and Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force
· Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act matching grants (U.S., Latin America,
  and Caribbean)
· North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) - wetland grants to
  organizations and individuals (US, Mexico & Canada)
· Partnering with landowners to cost-share habitat restoration

Assessment and Monitoring
· Coastal Barrier Resource System management and mapping
· Coastal Program resources assessments, ex: Gulf of Maine, New York Bight,
  and Texas coastal
· Contaminants and water quality standards
· Endangered Species Recovery Plans may include monitoring of habitat
· Wetland maps and reports

Project Planning, Permits, Technical Assistance and Review
· Clean Water Act, Section 404, Dredge and Fill project review
· Contaminants technical assistance for pesticides, oil spills
  and Superfund sites
· Endangered Species consultation with Federal Agencies
  and private landowners, and other partners such as tribes and states
· Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act consultation with Agencies
· Hydropower licensing review under FERC(Federal Energy Reg. Comm.)
· International Habitat Conservation Assistance
· NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) project reviews
· Transportation planning

· Wind Energy projects review

Education and Getting Involved
· Adult courses in conservation - National Conservation Training Center
· Birdscape magazine
· Educational field trips, Friends of San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge
· Educational programs, Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
· Endangered Species Bulletin
· Friends groups for Refuges
· Images - photographs and drawings
· Junior Duck Stamp Contest
· The Nature of Learning, (formerly Earth Stewards) Promoting Education and Stewardship in the Community, National Wildlife Refuge System
· Schoolyard habitat
· Service's Kids/Educators Page
· Shorebirds Sister Schools Program
· Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! Protect Your Waters
· Take Pride in America things you can do and awards program
· Volunteer.Gov/gov for a listing of opportunities within the Federal government
  and USAFreedomCorps.gov
for a list of other conservation activities and to track your volunteer activities
· Wetlands Kids & Educators Page
· Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds, information from EPA

Last updated: September 2, 2008
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