March 15th, 2016
It’s Take Action Tuesday! Today we need your help to support a program that was specifically created to work with landowners – from schools to ranchers – to protect wildlife habitat.
The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s premier tool for working with private landowners to improve fish and wildlife habitat. Partners range from tribes, schools and conservation groups to local, state and federal agencies to farmers and ranchers.
The Partners Program returns an average of $16 for every $1 appropriated and aids in the conservation of imperiled species – most recently to help the iconic monarch butterfly whose populations have plummeted in the past 20 years.
Approximately 75 percent of fish and wildlife species in the U.S. depend on private lands for their survival. Wildlife does not stay within the boundaries of refuges or other public lands; many species have wide ranges and public lands can’t protect the entire habitat necessary.
Caroline Brouwer, Director of Government Affairs