Partners For Wildlife
Conservation Incentive Program Fact Sheet

  • Program Name: Partners For Wildlife
  • Abbreviation: PFW
  • Primary Goal: Wildlife Habitat Restoration
  • Contact Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Virginia Field Office
  • Where Applicable: Statewide (some funding localized).
  • Other Sources of Information:
    • National Partners for Wildlife Brochure
    • Supplemental Virginia Fact Sheets

Prepared by Virginia State Technical Advisory Committee.

Program Description and Requirements

The Partners for Wildlife program provides cost-share and technical assistance to private landowners to restore wetlands, streams, and some grasslands and forested areas to improve their use by wildlife. Wetland restoration funding is available statewide and is used to reestablish wetland hyrdology and native vegetation on sites formerly altered for agricultural use by constructing low-level dikes.

Stream restoration funds are currently available in the Upper Tennessee, Roanoke, and Potomac River Basins and target livestock impacts to improve water quality and streamside vegetation. Funds are available on the Eastern Shore of Virginia to plant shrubs and trees for use by migrating songbirds. Special funds may be available to restore rare and declining habitat types across the state.

Agency cost-share is 75-90%; landowner's contribution can be in-kind services or materials. Approval process is simple and fast.

All programs, activities, and services of the conservation partnership are available to people on a nondiscriminatory basis regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, physical ability, political affiliation, and marital or familial status. We are all equal opportunity employers.