Partners for Conservation (PFC) is a national network of private landowners led by ranchers, farmers, and silviculturists who are champions of public-private conservation efforts to sustain working landscapes for wildlife, agricultural production, and rural communities.
PFC was born through the
proven success of working with the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Service)â¿¿s Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in the intermountain west to achieve positive wildlife benefits.
PFC has grown into a powerful national conservation ally to the Service and its members have worked to conserve and restore hundreds of thousands of acres of wildlife habitat.
PFC helps carry out the Serviceâ¿¿s model of strategic habitat conservation by acting as vital communicators and fostering a non-hostile environment for critical conversations to take place and productive relationships to develop to advance landscape-scale conservation.
This project will involve three tasks:
(1) hosting regional landowner engagement forums; (2) enhancing landowner-agency partnerships; and (3) work on an intra-Service "in-reach" education program targeted at partnerships with private landowners This funding opportunity is being awarded without competition to PFC due to their unique qualifications as a facilitator between the Service and private landowners, technical expertise, and landowner support capacity.
Authorizing statues for this program include the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Act of 2006, 16 U.S.C.
3771-3774; the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956; 16 U.S.C.
742a-c, 742e-j; and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1958, 16 U.S.C.
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