What are the benefits?
For the landowner: Allows private landowners
to submit project proposals directly to the Fish
and Wildlife Service and offers a low cost- share
ratio to assist landowners in...
Fish and Wildlife
Who can participate?
Any privately owned land is potentially
eligible for restoration. Most applicants are
individual landowners. For the purposes
of this program, “ privately owned” means
“ Conservation districts have long
advocated that natural resources
conservation must come from
voluntary, incentive- based approaches.
For species conservation, it is clear
that success lies in flexible tools and
incentives that promote...
A female western snowy plover sits on her nest. The Pacific coast population of western snowy plovers breeds on coastal beaches from southern Washington to southern Baja California, Mexico. Plovers lay their eggs in shallow depressions in sandy or...
Carolina Sandhills NWR; Endangered species Research; FWS Employees (USFWS); South Carolina
A FWS biologist tags a Red-cockaded woodpecker. These woodpeckers are endangered because open forests with big, old pine trees have been replaced by forests with younger, smaller pines. Periodic natural fires needed to control the brushy...
Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge; Louisiana; Migratory birds Birds; Bird banding; neotropical migrant
A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist bands a neotropical migratory bird at Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana. Some species of neotropical migrants, so named because they nest in North America and winter in the tropical...
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, north of Corpus Christi, Texas, is one of the National Wildlife Refuge System’s premier units, in large part because of the role it has played in the recovery of the endangered whooping crane, a 5-foot-tall white...