The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking agricultural producers for three, separate Cooperative Agriculture Agreements at William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge near Corvallis, Oregon. The producer will farm land on the refuge for a period of five years as a Cooperator with the Service. Applicants must fill out applicable portions of FWS Form 3-1383-C and supplemental application questions for each of the three, sperate parcels. The applicants must address in their application how the applicant will meet the criteria outlined in the announcement specific to the parcel of land for which they are applying. Click each of the following links to read the announcements and apply to be a Cooperator: 870, 798, and 17 acres parcels.
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Each unit of the Refuge System — whether it is a wildlife refuge, a marine national monument, a conservation area or a waterfowl production area — is established to serve a statutory purpose that targets the conservation of native species dependent on its lands and water. All activities on those acres are reviewed for compatibility with this statutory purpose.
The Refuge System deploys a host of scientifically sound management tools to address biological challenges. These tools, which range from active water management to wilderness character monitoring, all are aimed at ensuring a balanced conservation approach that enables wildlife and people to thrive.
Through partnerships, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service leads the way in developing community-driven conservation solutions that reap ecological and economic benefits for fish, wildlife and people. Within the Refuge System, we work with landowners, Friends groups and local communities.
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