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Backyard to big picture.

November 20th, 2015

The Twenty Fish Habitat Partnerships, under the National effort, 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.  

he Twenty Fish Habitat Partnerships, under the National effort, 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. The types of projects are as varied as the Fish Habitat Partnerships themselves and are driven by locally determined priorities.  Some projects have restored local streambanks or improved reservoirs, while others have completed watershed assessments or planted oyster reefs, all to benefit fish habitat.  Other partnerships focus on restoring rivers or streams so that native species can be reintroduced, while others have removed dams or restored fish passage by improving culverts, or created decision-making tools and databases to better guide habitat restoration decisions by all partners. 

Over the next five years, we will build on the success of our partnership model by further broadening our community of support locally and nationally. We will achieve measurable fish habitat conservation results through voluntary and scientifically supported strategic priorities, leveraging and coordinating resources, maximizing our impact, and enhancing community engagement.  We rely on partners for our success and hope you will join us in this essential work – we are all in this together.