Partnerships

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The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources. Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife, and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations if conservation efforts are to succeed.


The Friends of Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge

The Friends of Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit group that supports natural resource management, and environmental education programs on the Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge and across western Kentucky. This group of individuals recognize the refuge’s benefits to the community and are dedicated to it's goals. Visit their Facebook page or their website for more information.

The Jackson Purchase Foundation

The Jackson Purchase Foundation (JPF) is a nonprofit organization working in western Kentucky to implement projects that promote healthy communities, healthy environments and sustainable economic growth. Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge has worked with the JPF on several educational/interpretative events, and habitat restoration projects.

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) conserve and enhance fish and wildlife resources and provide opportunity for hunting, fishing, trapping, boating and other wildlife-related activities. The refuge has a good working relationship with KDFWR on several projects ranging from education to habitat to law enforcement.

Southern Conservation Corporation

Southern Conservation Corporation (SCC) is a non-profit organization. Founded in 2003 in an effort help federal, state, and local agencies and governments and private landowners protect and conserve important land and wildlife habitat in the southeastern United States. Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge has worked with SCC on projects involving habitat protection and restoration.