Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program
Pacific Region


Briefings - Pacific Region Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program Overview


The primary responsibility of the Pacific Region Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFRP), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is to administer WSFRP grants to other entities, primarily state fish and wildlife agencies. The Division, which consists of a total of 14 FTEs, operates out of the Portland Regional Office with one exception...there is two people stationed in the Honolulu Field Office to facilitate administration of grants to Hawaii and the Pacific Islands of American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. WSFRP administers nine primary grant programs which total approximately $80 million in grants annually within Region One.


Wildlife Restoration Act (P-R) $20.0 Million

Sport Fish Restoration Act (Wallop-Breaux) 40.5 Million

Section 6, Endangered Species Act 3.5 Million

National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Program 2.0 Million

Clean Vessel Act 2.0 Million

Boating Infrastructure Program 1.0 Million

Landowner Incentive Program Competitive

State Wildlife Grant Program Competitive

Wildlife Conservation and Restoration Program Competitive

Grant programs administered by WSFRP, and the requirements which accompany each, are highly diverse. The WSFRP staff works with the potential grant recipients to ensure that they understand the requirements of the individual Acts and that these are met in the process of proposing, selecting and funding projects. WSFRP also maintains fiscal tracking systems to ensure funds are disbursed appropriately and expenditures are tracked. Performance reports, as well as audit reports, are reviewed to match accomplishments and costs with approved work or to reconcile audit discrepancies. WSFRP is also responsible for ensuring compliance with a host of other Federal Acts, regulations, and requirements (regarding, for example, National Environmental Policy Act, endangered species, archeological and historical, non-discrimination, exotic organisms, floodplains and wetlands, etc.)

Nationwide, the WSFRP now directly distributes, or cooperates with other divisions to distribute, nearly $800 million annually to States and Territories.

Please contact:

J. Frederick Caslick, Ph.D, Chief, Division of WSFRP
911 N.E. 11th Avenue
Portland Oregon 97232-4181
Phone: 503-231-6257
e-mail: fred_caslick@FWS.gov
for additional information about specific grant programs or about the WSFRP Office in general.

Last updated: December 20, 2012
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