A landowner poses with a PFW sign after successfully restoring the wetland and prairie in the background.

The Partners Program boasts projects in all 52 counties of North Dakota, in cooperation with 2,753 farmers and ranchers, who themselves have donated over $0.6 million in direct payment and hands-on work to develop new habitat and to initiate conservation-oriented agricultural practices that benefit wildlife.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is committed to working with private landowners to conserve natural resources and maintain the economic viability of farming and ranching. To assist landowners in meeting this goal, the Service has programs that may interest you.

We provide cost share for grass seeding to be used for grazing or haying, cross fence and water development for grazing systems, boundary fence on expired CRP and cropland seeded to grass, along with many other types of projects. Funding is available on a first come, first served basis. The length of the agreement is a minimum of 10 years and you control the hunting access.

If you would like to discuss a particular type of project or if you are interested in learning more about our program, please give Dan Duchscherer a call at 701-768-2548 x 112.

Learn more about the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service North Dakota Partners page. 

For more information, visit the national Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program page.