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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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Post Date Tuesday, May 06, 2014

(Washington, DC) - The National Fish Habitat Partnership (www.fishhabitat.org) has unveiled its list of 10 “Waters to Watch” list for 2014, a collection of rivers, streams, estuaries, lakes and watershed systems that will benefit from strategic conservation efforts to protect, restore or enhance their current condition. These waters represent a detailed snapshot of this year’s locally driven voluntary habitat conservation efforts in progress...

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Post Date Friday, April 18, 2014

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an enhanced version of “How’s My Waterway,” an app and website to help people find information on the condition of thousands of lakes, rivers and streams across the United States from their smart phone, tablet or desktop computer.


The How’s My Waterway app and website, http://www.epa.gov/mywaterway, uses GPS technology or a user-entered zip code or city name to provide...

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Post Date Friday, April 04, 2014

(Washington, DC) - The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works passed the National Fish Habitat Conservation Act (S. 2080) en bloc, in a package with six other water resource and conservation bills on April 3, 2014.


Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced S. 2080, the National Fish Habitat Conservation Act (NFHCA) on March 5, 2014. The bipartisan legislation authorizes the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP) – an unprecedented national...

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Post Date Tuesday, March 18, 2014

(Washington, DC) - On Monday, March 10 during the second day of the National Fish Habitat Board’s spring meeting the Southeast Alaska Fish Habitat Partnership (SEAK FHP) was granted full recognition status. Fish Habitat Partnerships are the primary work units of the National Fish Habitat Partnership and take the lead in bringing partners together to put conservation projects “on-the-ground” that make a difference for fish and their habitats across the nation. These partnerships are formed...

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