Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Louisiana

Partners for Fish and Wildlife is the primary mechanism for delivering voluntary habitat improvement projects on private lands for the benefit of federal trust species (such as migratory birds or migratory fish), endangered or threatened species, or any other at-risk species. Biologists provide technical and financial assistance to landowners who want to restore and enhance habitats on their property.

All private landowners qualify to participate in the Partners for Fish and Wildlife program. This includes individuals, family trusts, corporate owners, non-profit organizations, local governments, schools and universities.

Most of Louisiana’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife projects have occurred in two main habitat types: forested wetlands (bottomland hardwoods) and longleaf pine, although projects have been completed in prairie, chenier, shortleaf pine, riparian, and various wetland habitats as well. Some projects are educational in nature, providing the necessary materials and opportunities for children and adults to learn the significance of the State’s natural resources.

The program may provide up to 100% financial assistance for various conservation practices including tree planting, prairie grass planting, slough excavation, shallow water impoundments, riparian fencing, outdoor classrooms, and virtually any other practice improving habitat to Federal trust species. Biologists also provide information on all available conservation programs which other agencies offer that may help private landowners obtain their land management goals.


Contact Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Louisiana


Contact Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Louisiana

Andy Dolan
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
646 Cajundome Boulevard
Suite 400
Lafayette, Louisiana  70506
Phone: (337) 291-3119 or 3100
Fax: (337) 291-3139


 

Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Louisiana