The mission of the USFWS is to work with others to protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the future benefit of the American people. Partners, stakeholders, civic groups and nonprofits all are important to helping us get the job done.



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 most successful partnerships with and stakeholder support for Stillwater NWR include:

Canvasback Gun Club 

Churchill County School District

Churchill County Museum and Archives 

City of Fallon Visitors and Convention Authority

Ducks Unlimited 

Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe

Friends of Stillwater 

Lahontan Audubon Society 

Naval Air Station- Fallon

Nevada Dept. of Wildlife

Great Basin Plant Material Center

Nevada Waterfowl Association

Natural Resource Conservation Service

Sierra-Nevada Media Group

Truckee-Carson Irrigation District 

University of Nevada - Cooperative Extension Office