Imagine a world without fish and wildlife.
This is unthinkable.

IT STARTS IN YOUR

OWN BACKYARD.™

Working together and with Nature, we can make a difference.

Every day in America aquatic habitats are impacted and being degraded. Many of these waterways are in your backyard and are in need of attention and care. By getting involved, you have the opportunity to reverse this trend and affect positive change in your community.

RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW

NATIONAL

RESOURCES.

LOCAL IMPACT.

There are many out there taking on the charge to save our planet and conserve our water, but what makes us different is our exclusive relationship with Fish Habitat Partnerships established across the US. This unique collaboration enables us to leverage nationwide resources and grassroots action to achieve maximum impact at a local level. 

Backyard to big picture.

The nineteen Fish Habitat Partnerships have conducted hundreds of conservation projects across the nation, focusing on the highest priority needs, leveraging dollars and capabilities, and engaging anglers, students, community groups, landowners, and businesses to help.  

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Water is the Hero

America’s waters provide the lifeblood that sustains our nation’s well-being and are critically important to our society’s social and economic health.  

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SMALL FOCUS. BIG IMPACT.

In 2006, inspired by our natural heritage and challenged by continuing habitat loss, an unprecedented and visionary coalition made up of anglers, conservation groups, scientists, tribal governments, industry leaders, and state, territorial, and federal agencies, decided they needed to focus attention and action on America’s waters and make a big impact.  

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MEET OUR TEAM

Introduce the team as the collaborators who will be working with the potential partners.

Dick Ludington Fay Ranches

Steve Moyer Trout Unlimited

Kelly Hepler South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department

Mike Andrews The Nature Conservancy

John Land Le Coq Fishpond

Jon Johnson University of Arkansas Walton College / Professor of Sustainability

Rich Rosengren The Nature Conservancy

Tom Champeau Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission

CONNECT.

COLLABORATE.

CONSERVE.

FISH HABITAT PARTNERSHIPS

As our name suggests, our drive is to move outside of traditional boundaries and conventions of conservation to address the challenges facing all types of waterways. Fish are an integral part of the American tradition, and the water in which they swim tells the story of our past, present and future. It is essential we change our thoughts and behaviors toward conservation of habitat to ensure the quality of life for generations to come.

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Who we collaborate with

"Given the challenges that government conservation agencies are having with funding and politics, Beyond the Pond is an innovative way for the conservation community to secure additional funding; this is a much needed initiative to help support conservation."

- KIRK DEETER
Editor, Angling Trade

“Far Bank Enterprises, and our collection of fly fishing businesses; Sage, Redington, and RIO Products, require healthy fisheries in order to thrive so we are logical partners in conservation.  With that in mind we are strong supporters of the National Fish Habitat Partnership and it’s Beyond the Pond initiative.  The challenges facing our fisheries are vast and we need coordinated and expansive conservation efforts that have the capacity to impact entire ecosystems.  The NFHP’s science based resource management approach is thoughtful and effective and we look forward to increasing our participation in its work.”

- TRAVIS CAMPBELL
CEO, Far Bank Enterprises

"I'm excited about Beyond the Pond.  After hearing about this new platform at the Otter Creek Summit, I thought to myself, finally a platform that promotes the shared values of conservation that are the foundation of Orvis and the rest of the fly fishing industry.  The bottom line is that if we are going to continue to benefit from the use of our natural resources, we must be willing to act to preserve them.  With all the doom and gloom involving the environment, Beyond the Pond is a breath of fresh air - it is a positive communications initiative involving diverse collaborators that helps us to emphasize our conservation values and preserve the resources that are so critical to America."

- STEVE HEMKENS
Vice President - Rod & Tackle/Orvis Adventures 

"Given the challenges that government conservation agencies are having with funding and politics, Beyond the Pond is a great new vehicle way for the conservation community to embrace and use to secure additional funding; this is a much needed initiative to help support conservation."

- WHIT FOSBURGH
CEO, Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

"I applaud the National Fish Habitat Partnership and its efforts to create Beyond the Pond. Given the scarcity of funding for habitat work that is essential for juvenile gamefish, creating a newly branded platform that promotes the values of aquatic habitat conservation and clean water is imperative. Look at juvenile tarpon as an example - these fish depend upon shallow backwater habitats for the first years of their lives and if we can convince businesses to help fund conservation projects of this type to protect habitat and demonstrate how this will help with their overall reputations within the communities where they do business, then we can advance critical conservation projects in the 21st century."

- AARON ADAMS
Director of Operations / Bonefish & Tarpon Trust

"As a the CEO and founder Fishpond, and a board member of Beyond The Pond, I fully recognize that the true value of our brand is how we can effectively communicate the values of conservation to our loyal consumers.  We need to stand for something far greater than the technical products we produce for the outdoor and angling enthusiast, and become a strong voice and advocate for the open lands, clean water and healthy habitat our company needs to grow upon,  but most importantly for the species that need these resources to prosper. By aligning and collaborating with the National Fish Habitat Partnerships, we together become a voice to communicate the principals of how science and the passion for the health of our natural resources can collide so that we secure the longevity of the habitat and species we share on this place we call earth. "

- JOHN LAND LE COQ
CEO & Founder / Fishpond

IMPACT ABOVE,

BELOW AND

BEYOND.

our Recent success

THREE WAYS YOU CAN DO YOUR PART

SUPPORT A SPECIFIC PROJECT

Do you have a favorite fishing spot?  Would you like to see it improved?  Tell us about it and we will see if improving your favorite place can become a reality.  

GIVE TO A REGIONAL EFFORT

Through 19 Partnerships working across all 50 states, our projects are truly making a difference.  Do you want to support conservation projects in your area? Let us know.

DONATE TO THE OVERALL CAUSE

Do you have a passion for ensuring great places will be enjoyed by future generations?  Do you have a passion for fishing and ensuring our nation's waterways are protected?  Here's how you can help.