Endorsements available for fish habitat improvement projects

Do you have a fish habitat restoration project that could use a boost?

By Lisa Havel

The Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership (ACFHP or Partnership) accepts applications for project endorsement year-round.

This is a great opportunity to gain support for your project when ACFHP’s funding or other resources are limited. The Partnership can endorse the project at any stage – whether it’s early in development, ongoing, or has been completed for some time.

ACFHP is happy to endorse a wide variety of projects that promote the conservation of Atlantic coastal, estuarine, and diadromous fish habitats. This includes on-the-ground restoration and land protection, scientific research and assessment tools, and outreach to a variety of audiences.

Project managers have used our endorsements to secure grant funding and have benefited from our social media platforms to reach a wider audience.

Applying for an endorsement is easy – just fill out our simple application, and a review team will decide whether the project aligns with ACFHP’s goals, mission, and vision.

We can supply a letter of endorsement and our logo in as little as a week.

Want to learn more about project endorsement? Visit our website at https://www.atlanticfishhabitat.org/project-endorsement/, or email ACFHPinfo@asmfc.org.

The Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership (ACFHP) – Who are we?

We are an exciting partnership established in 2006 under the National Fish Habitat Action Plan.  From the headwaters of Atlantic coastal rivers to the offshore waters of the Gulf Stream, ACFHP brings 36 different state, federal, tribal, and non-governmental agencies together to identify the causes of habitat loss, implement strategic restoration, and measure and communicate progress made through Partnership efforts.

The end results of ACFHP’s actions benefit not only a great number of fish species, from migratory to marine, but a large number of people as well.

ACFHP affects positive change for over 130 fish species through science and data initiatives, outreach and communication projects, and on-the ground habitat conservation. Visit us at:  www.atlanticfishhabitat.org.

Lisa Havel is the Coordinator for ACFHP. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Click here for more information on becoming a ACFHP Partner. 

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