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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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Post Date Thursday, March 06, 2014

March 6, 2014 – Washington, D.C. – 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 partnership effort aimed squarely at protecting, restoring and enhancing the nation’s aquatic resources and fish habitat.


Both Senators Cardin and Crapo sit on the Environment and Public Works...

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Post Date Thursday, February 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Steve Moyer, Trout Unlimited’s vice president for government affairs, was elected to the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame’s 2014 class for a career spent working to protect and restore America’s trout and salmon habitat from Capitol Hill.


In more than 20 years as a political advocate for trout, salmon and clean water, Moyer has compiled an impressive list of accomplishments, ranging from protecting large western landscapes to removing dams that have blocked...

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Post Date Friday, January 24, 2014

We will be having our next meeting of the National Fish Habitat Board on March 9-10, 2014 in Denver, CO. Our meeting will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel on Sunday, March 9 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm and on Monday, March 10 from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Our meeting will be held in conjunction with the 79th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, which runs from March 10-14. If anyone attending the Board meeting is planning on attending any of the sessions of the...

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Published Date:
Post Date Friday, November 22, 2013


The National Fish Habitat Partnership released its first video in a series highlighting the work of the National Fish Habitat Partnerships across the country. The first video highlights restoration efforts on Aaron Run, a tributary of the Savage River in Western Maryland.


The Maryland Department of the Environment (Bureau of Mines), Western Maryland Resource...

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Post Date Thursday, October 10, 2013

The 10-year mark of the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) and Action Plan, was commemorated with a resolution passed at the business meeting of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) in September 2013.


With this resolution, state fish and wildlife agencies recognize NFHP as a state-led effort and will work towards increasing support for implementing the Action Plan, distinguishing its value in furthering the conservation of fish, wetland and wildlife...

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