U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Programs

About the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund

The Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (commonly referred to as "Section 6") is a nationwide federal funding source that works directly with States and Territories to conserve federally-listed (endangered or threatened) species and the habitats that supporting them. Two grant programs under this fund provide monies for conservation land acquisitions, and those projects are identified in the Conservation Registry through this portal for the Pacific Region.

The HCP Land Acquisition grant program funds the purchase of lands that complement conservation being provided by federally-approved habitat conservation plans (HCPs). Acquisition under this grant program is not used to offset any mitigation responsibilities by HCP holders.

The Recovery Land Acquisition grant program funds the purchase of habitat that supports the recovery of endangered and threatened species that have recovery plans. Acquisition of habitat to secure long-term protection is often an essential element of a comprehensive recovery effort for a listed species.

The following states are working in cooperation with the USFWS Pacific Region through this fund program:

 

Hawaii and the Pacific Islands
Idaho
Oregon
Washington

Hawaii and the Pacific Islands

USFWS S6 Contact
Hawaii and Pacific Islands
Craig Rowland
808-792-9450

S6 Partners in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands

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Idaho

USFWS S6 Contact
Idaho
Kendra Womack
208-685-6951

S6 Partners in Idaho

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Oregon

USFWS S6 Contact
Oregon
Rich Szlemp
503-231-6179

S6 Partners in Oregon

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Washington

USFWS S6 Contact
Washington
Joanne Stellini
360-753-4323

S6 Partners in Washington

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