What We Do

Voluntary Habitat Restoration

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program provides technical and financial assistance to landowners interested in restoring and enhancing wildlife habitat on their land. Projects are custom-designed to meet landowners’ needs.

Our Services

Partners for Fish and Wildlife: Biologist Kurt Waterstradt Meets with Swamp Lovers Inc. Landowners to Conduct a Site Visit at the SwampLovers Foundation Property in Cross Plains, Wisconsin
Our locally based field biologists provide personalized attention and work one-on-one with landowners to:
  • Plan, implement, and monitor projects
  • Identify other partners
  • Identify funding sources
  • Provide permitting guidance, as needed.
Examples of habitat treatments include: 
  • Livestock exclusion fencing
  • Alternate water supply construction
  • Streambank stabilization
  • Restoration of in-stream aquatic habitats
  • Longleaf or shortleaf pine planting
  • Prescribed burning,
  • Native grass and forb planting
  • Wetland restoration/enhancement
  • Riparian reforestation

Our Projects and Research

South Carolina coastal creek with marsh in the background and tree branches with Spanish moss hanging over the water

Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in South Carolina

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program works with voluntary habitat improvement projects on private lands for the benefit of federal trust resources, such as endangered or threatened species and...

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Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program/Programa Compañeros para la Vida Silvestre

Established in 1992, the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program provides financial and technical assistance to private landowners and other eligible entities for voluntary, on-the-ground...

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Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Florida

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) Program delivers on-the-ground habitat restoration projects that benefit at-risk and federal trust species including threatened and endangered species, migratory birds, and anadromous...

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The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program strives to help private landowners with fish and wildlife habitat restoration on their land. Georgia is the biggest State east of the Mississippi River and more than 90 percent of the land in Georgia is privately owned. The future health of Georgia’s land...
photo of culverts perched very high above stream bed, creating barrier to fish passage

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife program provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners to restore and enhance fish and wildlife habitat on their property. The program’s focus is to restore habitat to benefit federally listed and at-risk species.

Who's Eligible?...
Four people are carrying a large, dead tree into a river.
Partners Program in Idaho  Summary

Our nation’s private landowners are critical to the success of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s mission to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats.  The Service has many tools and programs for...