Louisiana Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program

A large percentage of the land in Louisiana is privately owned. Without conservation efforts on private lands, our trust resources would simply not survive. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program supports landowners who may lack the technical and financial support necessary to manage their land for wildlife.

Partners for Fish and Wildlife is the primary mechanism for delivering voluntary habitat improvement projects on private lands for the benefit of federal trust species (such as migratory birds or migratory fish), endangered or threatened species, or any other at-risk species. Biologists provide technical and financial assistance to landowners who want to restore and enhance habitats on their property.

All private landowners qualify to participate in the Partners for Fish and Wildlife program. This includes individuals, family trusts, corporate owners, non-profit organizations, local governments, schools and universities.

The program may provide up to 100% financial assistance for various conservation practices including tree planting, prairie grass planting, slough excavation, shallow water impoundments, riparian riparian
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fencing, outdoor classrooms, and virtually any other practice improving habitat to Federal trust species. Biologists also provide information on all available conservation programs which other agencies offer that may help private landowners obtain their land management goals.

Participating landowners retain all property rights and are not required to allow public access. Visit the national Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program Page for additional, general information on the program.

How do I apply to the program?

Contact our office to discuss your project. A Service representative will likely visit your property and discuss program objectives with you, and will be available for technical assistance should you want to restore fish and wildlife habitat on your land. If you would like to receive funding assistance from the program, the Service representative will assist you in preparing an application. Partners for Fish and Wildlife funds are limited. Therefore, your project must compete with other projects submitted to the program.

Contact Seth Bordelon at 337-291-3138 for information about the Louisiana Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program.


2022 Louisiana Partners for Fish & Wildlife Strategic Plan

There are two work areas and four focus areas in the state, representing high priority habitats within the West Gulf Coastal Plain Longleaf Pine Forests, Coastal Prairies, the East Gulf Coast Longleaf Pine Forest, and the Chenier and Deltaic Plains.


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The Louisiana Ecological Services field station was established in 1972. We strive for ecosystem sustainability through preservation, conservation, enhancement, and restoration of habitats essential for the long-term viability of the fish, wildlife, and plants in Louisiana. The field office...