Youth Conservation Corps students and waterfowl biologist

The mission of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, ". . . working with others to protect fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the benefit of the American people... " reflects how critical working with outside groups, agencies, nonprofit organizations, stakeholders, individuals and special interests are to the USFWS in our ability to get the job done. Partnerships are vital to the conservation of our nations' resources.

The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources.  Partnerships with the Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving land management and water disputes in the most environmentally protective manner.  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.  


Some of the current partnerships that exist with Stillwater NWR Complex are: Lahontan Audubon Society - Important Bird Areas Program; Ducks Unlimited: Nevada Waterfowl Association; Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe; Churchill County Commissioners; City of Fallon; NAS Fallon - Naval Strike and Warfare Center; Churchill Co. School District; Truckee-Carson Irrigation District; Fallon Convention and Visitor Authority; Churchill County Museum; NV Dept of Environmental Quality; Great Basin Bird Observatory; Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe; University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Office; Nevada State Parks and Recreation; Nevada Commission on Tourism; and Nevada Dept of Wildlife, among others. Some operate under formal written agreements, others are more informal agreements that we will strive to manage the refuge Complex within the guidelines of best management practices and land and water conservation priorities.


Your input and comments are vital to how we manage Fallon NWR - please feel free to contact the Stillwater NWR Complex Manager for more information at 775/423-5128.