What is Partners for Fish & Wildlife?
for Fish and Wildlife is a voluntary program administered by the United
States Department of the Interior's United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Nationally,
the program was initiated in 1987 to help protect, enhance and restore wildlife habitat. The program is designed for use on privately owned (non-federal)
lands, providing landowners with technical and financial assistance to
restore fish and wildlife habitats. Partnerships are the keystone of the
program. The list of partners is varied, but in general they include
other federal agencies, state and local governments, educational institutions,
businesses, conservation organizations and private landowners. Generally
speaking, anyone can become a partner providing the work will be done
on non-federal lands, and eligibility requirements of the program are
program description (pdf format)
inception of the Partners for Fish and Wildlife program in New York began
in 1990 and has been growing at a steady pace ever since. In New York
the program has focused on restoring several types of habitats, including,
but not limited to, wetlands, upland areas, riparian zones and grasslands. Most
recently, the program has become increasingly involved in restoring in-stream
aquatic habitats. Fish and wildlife habitats that were once in a degraded
state are now providing important cover, food, water and breeding areas
for many species.
If you are interested
in becoming a program partner in New York, please contact:
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Coordinator
3817 Luker Road
Cortland, NY 13045
If you qualify
for the program, a biologist will conduct a site visit to discuss possible
restoration activities on your property.
Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) is a voluntary program administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It was established nationally in 1987 to provide technical and financial assistance to private landowners to restore and enhance fish and wildlife habitat on their property. Partnerships are a key component of the program and can be with various entities including, but not limited to, other federal agencies, state and local governments, non-profit organiztions, educational institutions, and private landowners. The program was initiated in New York in 1989.