North American Wetlands Conservation Council

The North American Wetlands Conservation Council meets three times each year to review and select Standard Grant proposals that they will take before the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission for funding approval. In the case of Small Grants, the Commission has pre-approved an amount of funds to be used each year for this program and has delegated project selection and funding authority (within the approved amount) to the Council. The Council also develops policy affecting the grant application and administration processes.

Council Members

Mr. Tony Wasley, Chairperson, Pacific Flyway Council, Nevada Department of Wildlife
Ms. Martha Williams, Permanent Member, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Mr. Jeff Trandahl, Permanent Member, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Mr. Daniel Eichinger, Mississippi Flyway Council, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Mr. Mark W. Elsbree, The Conservation Fund
Mr. Ronald Leathers, Jr., Pheasants Forever
Mr. K. Alexander Littlejohn, The Nature Conservancy
Dr. Karen Waldrop, Ducks Unlimited
Mr. Jeb Williams, Central Flyway Council, North Dakota Game and Fish Department
Ms. Wendy Jackson, Ex-officio member, Land Trust Alliance
Mr. Glenn Olson, Ex-officio member, National Audubon Society
Mr. Daniel Wolfish, Ex-officio member, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Ms. Kari Duncan, Council Coordinator, Division Chief, Migratory Bird Program U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Council Staff

Mr. Michael Brown, Pheasants Forever
Mr. Robert Ford, Migratory Bird Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Mr. Scott Hall, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Mr. Craig LeSchack, Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Mr. Ricky Lien, Mississippi Flyway Council, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Ms. Julie Shackelford, The Conservation Fund
Mr. Dean Smith, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Mr. Rick Warhurst, Central Flyway Council, North Dakota Natural Resources Trust
Mr. Mike Zahradka, Pacific Flyway Council, Nevada Department of Wildlife

National FWS Programs They Work With

Partner Category

We work with other federal agencies to help them meet their legal responsibilities as well as their mission.

As a Federal agency we partner with local government agencies and share in the responsibility of stewarding management and recovery of species.

Here we partner with a wider variety of other organizations on projects to meet shared conservation goals.

Our hands-on stewardship and public engagement is often done in conjunction with state and provincial agencies.

Other Partners

Here are just a few of our National Partners. You can view the full list of FWS partners, along with the regions and areas of focus our work together entails.

Partnership Services

Through our partnerships we are able to expand our capabilities through the inclusion of services in areas such as:

  • Grant opportunities
  • Sponsorship of grants
  • Cooperative Agreements

To find out more about how our partner provides services view our partner services below.