Work with the National Fish Passage Program

The National Fish Passage Program depends on strong partnerships with individuals, organizations, local governments, and agencies to conduct fish passage projects. We often collaborate with state fish and wildlife departments, other federal agencies, tribes, and transportation agencies.

Who do we partner with?

We partner with nonprofit organizations, from national organizations like Trout Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, and American Rivers to local watershed groups. The program works with private landowners, ranchers, cities and towns, and we collaborate with large companies, like Coca-Cola, and those more locally known such as Founders Brewing Company in Michigan.

“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we’re a river.” This old saying is especially true for the National Fish Passage Program. This partnership program has proven successful because of the many people – from grassroots volunteers to renowned biologists -- working together to keep fish migration routes open, improve aquatic conservation, and preserve the outdoors for the American people.

Leadership

Fish Biologist (Branch of Aquatic Habitat and Species Conservation)
Fish and Aquatic Conservation,
National Fish Passage Program
Additional Role(s)
(Acting) National Fish Passage Coordinator

National and Regional Contacts

Please contact a program coordinator or Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office in your area to get started. 

The National Fish Passage Program provides financial and technical assistance in support of fish passage projects. Fish passage project proposals can be initiated by any individual, organization, government, or agency. However, proposals must be submitted and completed in cooperation with a Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office. 

Fishery Biologist
National Fish Passage Program
Additional Role(s)
Regional Fish Passage Coordinator
Area
HI
ID
OR
WA
American Samoa
Northern Mariana Islands
Guam
Project Leader
National Fish Passage Program,
National Fish Hatchery System,
Fish and Aquatic Conservation
Additional Role(s)
Regional Fish Passage Coordinator
Area
AZ
NM
OK
TX
Mora, NM
Regional Coordinator Fish Passage, Fish Habitat, Hatchery Maintenance
National Fish Passage Program,
Fish and Aquatic Conservation
Additional Role(s)
Regional Fish Passage Coordinator
Area
AL
AR
FL
GA
KY
LA
MS
NC
SC
TN
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands
Regional Fish Passage Coordinator
National Fish Passage Program,
Fish and Aquatic Conservation
Expertise
Fish Passage
Area
KY
PA
WV
VA
MD
DE
NJ
NY
CT
RI
MA
VT
NH
ME
Fish Passage and Habitat Coordinator
Fish and Aquatic Conservation,
National Fish Passage Program
Additional Role(s)
Regional Fish Passage Coordinator
Area
CO
KS
MT
NE
ND
SD
UT
WY
Lakewood, CO
Habitat Restoration and Partnerships Coordinator
Coastal Program,
National Fish Passage Program
Additional Role(s)
Regional Fish Passage Coordinator,
Alaska Coastal Program Regional Coordinator
Expertise
Habitat Restoration,
Fish Habitat Partnerships
Area
AK
Anchorage, AK
Supervisory Biologist
Ecological Services,
National Fish Passage Program
Additional Role(s)
Fish Passage Regional Coordinator
Area
CA