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 issues in the most protective manner. Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, water, wildlife and special places must be a collaborative effort between the Refuge System, private landowners and organizations, and other government agencies if conservation efforts are to succeed.

Some partnership efforts of Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service include:

Oklahoma and North Texas Fire Management: Through the refuge's fire program, local communities receive guidance and assistance on fire prevention and control. 

Friends: The refuge partners with the Friends of the Wichitas on many important projects that benefit wildlife, the visiting public and surrounding communities. The non-profit organization plays an important role in education and outreach, land acquisition and habitat restoration efforts of the refuge.

Partners for Fish and Wildlife: Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) is a program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that has been restoring and enhancing fish and wildlife habitat on private lands. It provides cost-sharing and technical assistance to non-federal landowners, including private landowners, local governments, native American tribes, educational institutions, and other entities. The program generally involves wetland, grassland and/or riparian restoration efforts.