Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges

This Friends group is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting the conservation of the natural resources of all 16 national wildlife refuges within Alaska. The Friends promote understanding and appreciation of these refuges and assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in meeting its mandates.

Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges goals: 

  • Educate the public and decision makers on local, national, and international levels about Alaska's National Wildlife Refuges.
  • Assist the refuges in accomplishing their missions through wildlife management and habitat improvement projects.
  • Fund refuge-oriented projects through grants, memberships, donations, and other activities.

Partner Category

We often partner with non-governmental conservation organizations on conservation projects, whether it's to conserve identified species such as the monarch butterfly or to advise on land acquisition for conservation so that it has the greatest benefit for species.

Those who experience the outdoors and wildlife first-hand become its greatest conservationists.  We partner with these groups to foster their love of wildlife and conservation.

Here we partner with a wider variety of other organizations on projects to meet shared conservation goals.

Other Partners

Here are just a few of our National Partners. You can view the full list of FWS partners, along with the regions and areas of focus our work together entails.

Partnership Services

Through our partnerships we are able to expand our capabilities through the inclusion of services in areas such as:

  • Grant opportunities
  • Sponsorship of grants
  • Cooperative Agreements

To find out more about how our partner provides services view our partner services below.