Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Oregon

This program delivers on-the-ground habitat restoration projects that benefit federal trust species including migratory birds, threatened and endangered species, anadromous fish and marine mammals. Projects restore and enhance degraded habitat and, in some cases, create new habitat. Our projects involve a wide variety of partners which include family-owned farms and ranches, grass-seed farmers, small landowners, dairy operations, local municipalities, and many others. The Partners for Wildlife Program is set to work with all who are interested in restoring and protecting wildlife habitat on private or tribal lands. We recognize the challenging issues involved in restoring habitats in these varied climates, and we are geared to help landowners receive what they need to make the projects successful.

How the Program Works
First, an interested landowner, or a representative, contacts us (the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office at 503-231-6179) to arrange a site visit. Then, the landowner and any other interested party meet on site with a USFWS biologist to discuss the landowner's goals and objectives for restoring habitat on the property.

The Fish and Wildlife Service will provide technical advice on project design, materials to be used, and the plan for engineering as needed. Funding and cost share responsibilities will be discussed and proposed. A Habitat Restoration Design is then developed by the participating partners together with the Fish and Wildlife Service project managers.

We conduct site visits for prospective restoration projects any time of year, however, projects are funded each fiscal year in the winter.

Program responsibilities include a National Environmental Policy Act review, an endangered species consultation, a contaminant site assessment and a cultural resource review. All are important parts of the process to ensure the projects receive an appropriate environmental review. When the review is completed and funding is approved, a Landowner Agreement is developed and signed by the participating partners. The landowner agreement secures the federal investment and is like a formal handshake that outlines each partners responsibilities and outlines the project goals and costs. A Cooperative Agreement is then signed by the partners to obligate the necessary funding for implementing the project and provide a method to reimburse the contractor.


Contact Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Oregon


Contact Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Oregon

CalLee Davenport
Oregon State Coordinator
2600 S.E. 98th Avenue
Suite 100
Portland, Oregon  97266
Phone: 503-231-6179
Fax: 503-231-6195


 

Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Oregon