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Partners for Fish and Wildlife


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program staff work with private landowners to restore and improve wildlife habitat on their land. The Partners Program can provide technical and financial assistance, and may work in partnership with other conservation agencies to complete habitat projects.

  • About The Partners Program


    The Partners Program began over 25 years ago, working with private landowners to restore wildlife habitat on working farms, forests, stream corridors, and recreation lands as part of an effort to promote healthy lands across the nation.

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  • Who Can Participate


    Private landowners including businesses or corporations, farms, cities or villages, county forests, tribes, or non-governmental organizations may participate in the program.

  • Restoration Projects


    Projects in central Wisconsin focus on restoring wetlands, prairies, and savannas, controlling invasive species, improving fish habitat, or creating uneven aged forest stands. Biologists work with landowners to benefit waterfowl and shorebirds, grouse and woodcock, grassland birds, and pollinating insects.

  • Assistance


    The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program can provide both technical and cost-share assistance to landowners for habitat projects.

    Technical Assistance:
    The Partners Program helps landowners make their habitat projects a reality by developing and designing restoration plans, assisting with permits, and providing project supervision.

    Cost-Share Assistance:
    The Partners Program can provide financial assistance for habitat work on private lands once a ten-year agreement is signed. These agreements outline responsibilities, management activities, and the amount of financial support provided by the Partners Program.

    Landowner contributions could include financial support, labor, or use of equipment to complete the desired outcome.

  • Contact Us


    Contact a biologist to share your habitat goals for your property:


    Mark Pfost
    WI Counties: Clark, Jackson, Juneau, Monroe, Rusk, Taylor, Wood 


    Jon Olson
    WI Counties: Chippewa, Eau Claire, Jackson 

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Last Updated: Feb 21, 2014
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