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The Washington Fish and Wildlife Office is built around partnerships because the conservation challenges of the 21st Century are more than any one organization or individual can handle on their own. The WFWO programs listed below are a great starting point to understand the different ways we can work with you to take conservation further, faster, together.

  • Partners for Fish and Wildlife

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    The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program is the Service’s lead program for working with private landowners to voluntarily restore and conserve fish and wildlife habitat. Using non-regulatory incentives, the Partners Program engages willing partners to conserve and protect valuable fish and wildlife habitat on their property and in their communities. This is accomplished by providing the funding, technical, and planning assistance needed to make on-the-ground conservation affordable, feasible, and effective.

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  • Coastal Program

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    The Puget Sound Coastal Program is part of the Service’s National Coastal Program and was established to protect, restore, and enhance the natural resources of Washington’s coastal ecosystems.  Coastal program staff work closely with partners to conserve fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats in Puget Sound, an “estuary of national significance.”  

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  • Conservation Agreements

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    Conservation Agreements are mechanisms under the Endangered Species Act that address the needs of fish, wildlife, and plant species through creative partnerships designed to reduce conflicts between endangered species and private land management or development.

    See examples of Conservation Agreements in Washington

  • State Grant Programs

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    Non-traditional Section 6 grants consist of three grant programs established in 2001 under the federal Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (CESCF). The three grant programs are: Recovery Land Acquisition grants, Habitat Conservation Plan Land Acquisition grants, and Habitat Conservation Planning Assistance grants.

    These grant programs are administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and provide funding to states for species and habitat conservation actions on non-federal lands.

    Learn more about Non-traditional Section 6 grants

  • Tribal Wildlife Grants

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    Since its inception in 2003, the competitive Tribal Wildlife Grants program has awarded more than $68 million to Native American tribes, providing support for more than 400 conservation projects. The funds have also provided technical and financial assistance for development and implementation of projects that benefit fish and wildlife and their habitats, including non-game species.

    Learn more about about Native American conservation projects and the Tribal Wildlife Grants application process.

    See the 2015 Tribal Wildlife Grants News Release


  • Recovery Implementation Program

    The Recovery Implementation Program coordinates with federal, state, Tribal and private partners to restore habitat and recover species listed under the Endangered Species Act throughout Washington.  The Recovery Program funds high priority recovery actions that achieve species recovery, actions that may preclude the need to list candidate species and actions that conserve the ecosystems upon which these species depend.

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