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Post Date Monday, February 09, 2015

Last week, the Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 was introduced in the Senate which includes numerous legislative measures beneficial to anglers and hunters across the nation. Sponsored by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Jim Risch (R-ID), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 contains measures that will benefit our nation’s sportsmen and women by providing increased access to our public lands and waters,...

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Post Date Friday, January 30, 2015

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership (PMEP) are pleased to announce the release of two reports that together form a foundation for better conservation and management of West Coast estuaries:


• Nursery Functions of U.S. West Coast Estuaries: The State of Knowledge for Juveniles of Focal Invertebrate and Fish Species

• An Inventory and Classification of U.S. West Coast Estuaries


The Nursery Functions of U.S. West...

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Post Date Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Our next National Fish Habitat Board meeting will take place in Arlington, VA all day Tuesday, March 3rd and a half-day Wednesday, March 4th at The Nature Conservancy’s headquarters offices (4245 North Fairfax Drive, across the street from the Ballston Metro station).


To assist staff with planning for the National Fish Habitat Board Meeting we ask that you RSVP as soon as possible, by going to the following Doodle link: http://doodle.com/...

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Post Date Monday, December 29, 2014

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today he has selected Kelly Hepler to serve as the next secretary of the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP). Hepler currently serves as assistant commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG), a position he has held since 2010.


“I’m thrilled Kelly has agreed to serve as our next secretary of Game, Fish and Parks and happy that we could help bring him back to South Dakota,” said Gov. Daugaard. “His wealth...

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Post Date Wednesday, November 12, 2014

(Washington, DC) - The winners of the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP)/American Fisheries Society (Habitat Section) Awards were honored for their extraordinary achievements at the Restore America’s Estuaries/Coastal Society Summit, in conjunction with the National Fish Habitat Board meeting on Wednesday, November 5th at the Gaylord Convention Center, just outside of Washington, DC. Tim Birdsong (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department) (Guadalupe Bass Restoration Initiative) and the...

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Post Date Tuesday, August 19, 2014


(Washington, DC) –Today, the National Fish Habitat Partnership released its second...

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Post Date Wednesday, August 13, 2014


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Post Date Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Several of our National Fish Habitat Partnerships are seeking proposals for 2015 fish habitat conservation projects, please utilize the below links (by FHP) to find out more details. Additions to this post will be made as more Fish Habitat Partnerships announce their 2015 Funding Opportunities.


Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership: http://bit.ly/1lsqqZw (Deadline: October 3)
California Fish Passage Forum:...

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Post Date Friday, August 01, 2014

The National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) and American Fisheries Society’s (AFS) Fish Habitat Section are announcing a new recognition award for 2014, continuing the traditional National Fish Habitat Award, while broadening collaboration with a strong partner in AFS.


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 received will be considered and a panel made up of...

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Post Date Wednesday, July 16, 2014

In 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will provide $3,301,155 for cost-shared projects that address the priorities of FHPs organized under the Action Plan.

Last year, the Service adopted a new competitive performance-based method to allocate funding under the National Fish Habitat Action Plan. The new methodology was developed collaboratively by the Service's Fish and Aquatic Conservation Fisheries Management Team, in consultation with their Regional National Fish...

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