U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) works with NFWF to support conservation projects that benefit wildlife and habitat in all 50 states, the U.S. Territories and around the globe.

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The FWS has been a core partner since NFWF’s founding by Congress in 1984. The partnership between FWS and NFWF benefits a wide range of landscapes from the Delaware River to the Great Lakes and the Klamath Basin. The partnership benefits a wide range of species from mule deer and pronghorn to turtles, shorebirds, bats and native fish. FWS funding serves as the critical base to a broad range of NFWF conservation programs. The partnership allows NFWF to raise private-sector funds to amplify and complement the federal agency’s conservation efforts across the nation, on both public and private lands.