The June 2013 National Fish Habitat Board meeting will take place in Salt Lake City, UT all day June 25th and a half day on the 26th at the Utah State Capitol Building, 350 N State St Salt Lake City, UT 84103. A field trip will be held at the site of one of our National Fish Habitat projects on the Weber River (40 minutes north of Salt Lake City) on the afternoon of June 26 (transportation provided) from approximately 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Our meeting will be located in the Kletting Room in...Read more
(Washington, DC) - The National Fish Habitat Partnership (www.fishhabitat.org) has unveiled its 10 “Waters to Watch” list for 2013, a collection of rivers, streams, estuaries, watershed systems and lakes that will benefit from strategic conservation efforts to protect, restore or enhance their current condition.
These waters represent a snapshot of this year’s voluntary habitat conservation efforts in progress. These and other locally driven...Read more
Representatives from Region 2 US Fish and Wildlife Service: New Mexico Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, Arizona Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, Mora National Fish Hatchery; US Forest Service: Gila National Forest and Coronado National Forest; and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and the Arizona Game and Fish Department were honored by the National Fish Habitat Board with the 2012 Extraordinary Action Award for fish habitat conservation at the 4th Annual Native Trout...Read more
Each quarter, the NFHP Coastal Fish Habitat Partnerships in the country will be putting out a newsletter that provides some project and program updates from the five Coastal Fish Habitat Partnerships, including the: California Fish Passage Forum, Kenai Peninsula FHP, SW Alaska FHP, Atlantic Coastal FHP Matanuska Susitna Basin SHP, Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership, Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership and the Hawaii Fish Habitat Partnership.
Below are the "Waters to Watch" year-end reports for 2012. These projects will be updated as they show they are making a difference in conserving our nation's fish habitat. Please check back here for updates and additional projects as they are added.
Babe Winkelman productions in association with the Midwest Fish Habitat Partnerships (www.midwestfishhabitats.org) has created a Public Service Announcement on the importance of conserving fish habitat that will during an upcoming episode of Good Fishing. This 3 minute PSA will air April 1 through April 7 across NBC Sports, Discovery Channel’s “Destination America”, Texas Channel and other broadcast networks. To find exact dates and times...Read more
The Fishers and Farmers Partnership is working with landowners in the Boone River watershed to restore old oxbows — small lakes formed when a river's wide meander is cut off. Oxbows provide critical habitat for birds and fish, including the endangered Topeka Shiner. The lakes also help filter nutrients from nearby farms, enhancing water quality in the region. Watch the video below on the success of this effort.... Read more
Version 2.0 of the NFHP Data System is now available. The system consists of data access and visualization tools and underlying data management tools and functions.
Functionality of the original National Data Viewer, released in early 2011, is still available and allows for the visualization of the primary results reported in Through a Fish’s Eye: The Status of Fish Habitats in the United States 2010 at various spatial scales. It depicts the condition of stream and coastal habitats...
Sportfishing in America: An Economic Force for Conservation, a new fishing statistics report produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the trade association that represents the sportfishing industry, was released in January 2013. According to the new study, America’s nearly 60 million anglers are estimated to spend $46 billion per year on fishing equipment, transportation, lodging and other expenses associated with their sport. With a total annual economic impact of $115...Read more