Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in New Jersey

The inception of the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in New Jersey began in 1991 and has been growing at a steady pace ever since. In New Jersey the program has focused on restoring several types of habitats including wetlands, uplands, and riparian (streamside) areas. The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program is successful in New Jersey because it is a pro-active, voluntary costshare program that builds on the strength and interest of committed individuals and organizations to accomplish shared conservation goals.

New Jersey Activities

  • Wetland restoration
  • Grassland restoration
  • Riparian fencing
  • Riparian planting
  • Bioengineering
  • Restoration of threatened and endangered species habitat
  • In-stream restoration

Partners does not have an application process and we accept projects throughout the year. A Partners project usually starts when Partners staff are contacted by a landowner who either has a restoration project in mind or is looking for ideas. If there is some potential for a project with significant value to fish and wildlife, Partners will take a look at a property with the landowner and develop a conceptual plan that will be put into a Partners Landowner Agreement, standardized documents the Service uses for all projects in New Jersey. The essential parts of the agreements are our signature showing that we agree to help a landowner with a project and the landowner's signature showing their commitment. The Service asks that landowners leave in place restoration measures Partners assists with for at least 10 years to ensure the benefits of a project can be realized and the investment made by the Service justified. Once restoration measures are in place, the project is the responsibility of the landowner and there are no additional requirements placed on a property for public access or other restrictions.


Contact Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in New Jersey


Contact Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in New Jersey

Beth Freiday
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road
Suite 4
Galloway, New Jersey  08205
Phone: (609) 382-5263
Fax: 609 646-1456


 

Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • New Jersey