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Post Date Friday, January 29, 2016

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee met January 20, to consider S.659, The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015. The Partnership is happy to report that, after much discussion in committee, the bill passed as amended (12-8 vote). One of the Amendments included in the Bill was the National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnerships Act. The committee took affirmative action on the following priorities:


- Codification and support of the National Fish Habitat...

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Published Date:
Post Date Thursday, January 28, 2016

The next meeting of National Fish Habitat Board meeting will take place in Arlington, VA all day Tuesday, March 8th (8:30 am – 5:00 pm) and a half-day Wednesday, March 9th (8:30 am – 12:00 pm) at The Nature Conservancy’s headquarters offices (4245 North Fairfax Drive, across the street from the Ballston Metro station). Please note that the first session of the Board meeting, Tuesday, March 8th (8:30 am – 10:00 am), will be an executive session of all Board members and Board staff, and is...

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Published Date:
Post Date Tuesday, December 08, 2015

The Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership is seeking research and/or restoration proposals to address black sea bass habitat issues in the Mid-Atlantic region (from Long Island Sound to Cape Hatteras), with an emphasis on the use of natural and/or artificial reefs and their ability to maintain and enhance fishery productivity. Projects can range from 12 – 24 months in length, and should include guaranteed monitoring for at least three years. The maximum award for an individual project...

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Published Date:
Post Date Monday, October 26, 2015

(Washington, DC) – The National Fish Habitat Board held nominations for the positions of Board Chair and Vice-Chair at their Fall Board meeting in Sacramento, CA on Wednesday, October 21. Tom Champeau, Director of Freshwater Fisheries for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission was named Board Chair and Chris Moore, Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council was elected Vice-Chair, respectively. Mr. Champeau previously served as the Board Vice-Chair, since...

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Published Date:
Post Date Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The next meeting of the National Fish Habitat Board will take place on October 20-21, 2015 in Sacramento, CA. The Board will host their meeting at the Larkspur Landing Hotel locate at 555 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825. Please see the resource book for Board meeting materials associated with this meeting.


Published Date:
Post Date Monday, August 31, 2015

The National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) and American Fisheries Society’s (AFS) Fish Habitat Section are soliciting nominations for the 2015 National Fish Habitat Awards. NFHP is building strong support for these awards and is teaming up with a strong Partner in AFS to broaden the reach and scale of the awards.


Up to (2) awards will be presented annually for National Fish Habitat Awards and nominations are solicited from all of the categories listed below. All nominations...

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Post Date Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is providing $3.17 million in grants to 18 partners in 34 states to improve fish habitat and stem declines in native fish populations. The funding will help partners restore and enhance stream banks, remove barriers to fish passage, reduce erosion from farm and ranchlands, and address other conservation needs in stream, lake and coastal environments.

Fish Habitat Partnerships (FHPs), the work units of the National Fish Habitat Partnership (...

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Published Date:
Post Date Friday, August 07, 2015

The Western Native Trout Initiative (WNTI) would like to thank everyone who applied for 2015 Small Grants funding in another very competitive funding cycle. We received 18 proposals and had the unenviable task of having to choose just the top four for funding amongst many outstanding and deserving proposals. We would like to thank all applicants for their ongoing efforts to conserve western native trout! Congratulations to the following successful applicants:


Kenai Watershed...

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Published Date:
Post Date Friday, August 07, 2015

The 19 Regional Fish Habitat Partnerships, under the National Fish Habitat Partnership are soliciting project proposals for 2016. Please click on the links below to find out more about Partnership project guidelines along with the noted deadlines.


Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership - http://bit.ly/1Nfjjwl - (August 28, 2015)

Desert Fish Habitat Partnership - http://bit.ly/1ISTvq8 - (September 30,...

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Published Date:
Post Date Wednesday, July 08, 2015

The Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership, one of 19 nationally recognized fish habitat partnerships in the United States, is providing financial and other support to three projects in 2015 that will help restore fish passage, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, maintain and improve hydrologic conditions, and characterize the temporal and spatial patterns of fish assemblages. PMEP, a consortium of federal, tribal sovereign nation, state, local government, and nonprofit...

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