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U.S. Forest Service
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United States Department of Agriculture


Partner with Us

Partnerships are vital to our success in fulfilling our role in stewarding the Nation’s fish and aquatic resources and connecting people to the outdoors.

We cooperate with many state fish and wildlife agencies, other federal agencies, and tribal governments in managing fish and aquatic resources. We also partner with many different non-governmental organizations, watershed councils, landowners, citizens, and private businesses. The work we do at the local, state, regional, and national levels could simply not be done without the important relationships we hold and continue to grow even stronger with all those we work together with. Our team is integrated by but not limited to:

Bring Back the NativesNational Fish and Wildlife Foundation
We are a key supporter and participant in the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Bring Back the Natives Program, a 22-year running program that invests in conservation activities that restore, protect, and enhance native populations of sensitive or listed fish species across the United States, especially in areas on or adjacent to federal agency lands.
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Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program

AFS logo Together with the American Fisheries Society and other agencies, we are a longstanding supporter and partner in the Hutton Scholars Program – a summer mentoring program to educate and inspire high school students about fisheries science and management. A principle goal of the program is to stimulate interest in careers in Fisheries science and management among groups underrepresented in the fisheries professions, including minorities and women.
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National Fish Habitat Partnership
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
We are a key partner and strong supporter of the National Fish Habitat Partnership, a national partnership comprised of 20 state and regional fish habitat partnerships dedicated to protect, restore, and enhance the nation’s fish and aquatic communities through collaborative action.
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Native Odyssey

Trout Unlimited logoThe Forest Service was a key sponsor of the Trout Unlimited Costa 5 Rivers Native Odyssey in 2017 that enabled five college students to journey together across 10 states in 10 weeks to catch and learn about 18 native trout species across the United States. Their journey created an online following reaching over 1.2 million people raising their awareness and support for native trout conservation.
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