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.

Many opportunities exist near the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, Complex and Wetland Management District to continue existing partnerships or establish new ones. These include the following:

  • Federal agencies including BLM, USDA, USGS,USACE, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Federal Highways Administration, and many others
  • Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks and DNRC on wildlife and habitat management and other State agencies
  • Conservation Districts, county commissioners, fire wardens, fire districts, weed districts, and sheriffs departments
  • Nongovernmental organizations including Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, World Wildlife Fund, American Prairie Reserve, The Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Montana Wildlife Federation, Wildlife Conservation Society, Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society, Ranchers Stewardship Alliance, Defenders of Wildlife, National Wildlife Federation, grazing associations, the Wilderness Society, Prairie Wildlife Research, and Stockgrowers Association
  • Adjacent private landowners and local communities