Partners are valuable allies to the the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and play a vital role in meeting the Service's conservation goals. We team up with private conservation organizations, state and federal agencies and tribes. Together, with the landowner, this collective shares funding, materials, equipment, labor and expertise to meet restoration goals and our conservation mission.

Partnership Categories

Great things happen when partners are matched with the right opportunities. That's why we work with many types of partners at FWS from local businesses and conservation groups to veterans and large industry partners. Here are just a few of the Partner Categories working with FWS today.

We frequently partner with academia to further the conservation of and research into the stewardship of many species.

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.

We partner with these groups to help them conduct their commercial activities in a way that best promotes conservation.

We work with other federal agencies to help them meet their legal responsibilities as well as their mission.

Friends groups are organizations of community members committed to helping national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries meet conservation goals that would otherwise be out of reach. 

Our 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.

Latest Stories About Our Partners

Crowbill Point, covered in green and grey with grass and dirt, stretches into the blue waves of the Chukchi Sea.
History and Culture
Revisiting Cape Thompson's Lagoons
Decades after a failed megaproject on the Chukchi Sea, researchers revisit Cape Thompson's lagoons.
a green plant with white flowers
Endangered Species Act
Service Announces Availability of Final Recovery Plan for Varronia rupicola
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the availability of the final recovery plan for Varronia rupicola, a large flowering shrub found in subtropical dry forests that is native to Puerto Rico, Vieques, and the island of Anegada in the British Virgin Islands.
a green plant with white flowers
Endangered Species Act
El Servicio anuncia la disponibilidad del último Plan de Recuperación para Varronia rupicola
El Servicio de Pesca y Vida Silvestre de Estados Unidos (Servicio) anuncia la disponibilidad de un borrador del último plan de recuperación para Varronia rupícola, una planta nativa de Puerto Rico, Vieques y la isla de Anegada en las Islas Vírgenes Británicas.
red flowering plant with green leaves
Endangered Species Act
Final Recovery Plan Available for Endangered Puerto Rican Plant
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the availability of a final recovery plan for Gonocalyx concolor (no common name), a plant native to the elfin forests and ausubo forest of the Carite Commonwealth Forest, a public land managed for conservation by the Puerto Rico Department of Natural...
red flowering plant with green leaves
Endangered Species Act
Plan de Recuperación Final de Planta Nativa Puertorriqueña Disponible
El Servicio Federal de Pesca y Vida Silvestre anuncia la disponibilidad del plan de recuperación final para Gonocalyx concolor (sin nombre común), una planta nativa de bosque enano y bosque de ausubo del Bosque Estatal de Carite, un terreno público administrado para la conservación por el...
a blunt nosed leopard lizard wearing a radio transmitter collar stands camouflaged in short grass and dirt
Blunt-Nosed Leopard Lizards Return to the Panoche Hills Plateau
In May, biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service joined representatives from the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Bureau of Land Management and California Department of Fish and Wildlife to release 10 endangered blunt-nosed leopard lizards back onto the landscape, reaching a milestone 2 years in the...

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.