Partners for Fish and Wildlife

Litchfield WMD

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a program called Partners for Fish and Wildlife, which helps private landowners conduct all the same resource management actions used on waterfowl production areas on their own land.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program provides technical and financial assistance to solve land management problems, identify partners, and coordinate restoration work on private lands. The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in south-central Minnesota concentrates on restoring degraded wetlands, native grasslands and riparian stream and river habitat for migratory birds, endangered and threatened species, and fishes.

Download a PFW Program Brochure Here

Restoration costs may be shared by any combination of governmental agencies, private organizations, and the private landowner. Cost-effective restoration projects that provide the greatest fish and wildlife benefit for the least money are most likely to receive attention from the Partners program. The landowner must commit to maintaining restored habitat for a minimum of ten years.

Private landowners in central Minnesota who are interested in habitat restoration should contact our office. Of course, not all projects qualify for assistance, but calling us for a site visit to your land is the first step. If you are interested in habitat restorations within our district please contact the PFW biologist at 320-693-2849.