Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Kentucky

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program (Partners) assists with the restoration and enhancement of every ecosystem in the Commonwealth of Kentucky that benefits federal trust species and other native habitats.  Federal trust species include threatened and endangered species and migratory birds (e.g. waterfowl, songbirds, shorebirds).  Kentucky has a tremendous diversity of unique plants, wildlife and native habitats, but many are imperiled and in need of conservation. 

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Kentucky assists in the restoration and conservation of all potential habitat for federal trust species, but the program concentrates on the five primary habitats of concern.

  • Stream and riparian habitats with threatened, endangered, candidate, and state rare species.
  • Wetlands and bottomland hardwoods to benefit migratory birds.
  • Native prairie, barren, woodland savannahs, and canebrakes to benefit migratory birds and rare plant species.
  • Karst or cave habitats with threatened and endangered bats and other rare cave organisms.
  • Oak/hickory, American chestnut and old growth forests to benefit migratory birds and rare plant species.

Specific practices associated with restoration of these habitats include, but are not limited to:

  • Riparian forest corridor restoration.
  • Livestock exclusion fencing & alternate water construction.
  • Construction of cave gates.
  • Native grass and forest establishment.
  • Stream restoration & enhancement.
  • Prairie restoration & enhancement.
  • Wetland restoration & enhancement.

Within habitat groups, the Partners program concentrates its efforts in certain physiographic areas and watersheds to maximize funding and objectives.  Partners projects have been completed or are being conducted in these geographic focus areas.

Interested landowners or other parties should contact the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Restoration Biologist to discuss the proposed project and possibly establish a site visit.  In addition, the Partners program has designated focus areas within the state in which most restoration projects occur.


Contact Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Kentucky


Contact Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Kentucky



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