The National Fish Habitat Partnership is a comprehensive effort to treat the causes of fish habitat decline, not just the symptoms. The Partnership is a national investment strategy to maximize the impact of conservation dollars on the ground. Funds are leveraged through regional partnerships to address the nation’s biggest fish habitat challenges.

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The National Fish Habitat Partnership works through a network of 20 regional Fish Habitat Partnerships to restore the health of our nation’s aquatic ecosystems for fish and people to rely on. These partnerships leverage federal, state, tribal, and private resources to achieve the greatest impacts on conservation. We protect, restore, and enhance fish habitat through partnerships that foster conservation gains, improve the quality of life for communities, and improve infrastructure to be more resilient to climate change climate change
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Impacts of the National Fish Habitat Partnership

  • Since 2006, the National Fish Habitat Partnership has funded more than 1,100 conservation projects.
  • Since 2017, the USFWS has provided over $23 million to conservation projects, while leveraging over $167 million in match, to fish habitat conservation projects that improve angling and recreational opportunities from Hawaii to Maine.

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  • We protect, restore, and enhance fish habitat through partnerships that foster conservation gains, improved the quality of life for communities, and improved infrastructure that is more resilient to climate change climate change
    Climate change includes both global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns. Though there have been previous periods of climatic change, since the mid-20th century humans have had an unprecedented impact on Earth's…

    Learn more about climate change
    .
  • We work with states, Tribes, other federal agencies, conservation organizations, and industry to implement the National Fish Habitat Action Plan.
  • We provide funding, technical expertise, and on the ground coordination to address the nation’s biggest fish habitat challenges.