Partners for Conservation (PFC) formed in 2010 as the result of years of public and private partnerships between landowners, government agencies and non-profit organizations. PFC is a collaborative movement of private landowners from across the country that work with partners to conserve and support working landscapes by improving communication and collaboration around voluntary, incentive-based public and private programs.
This innovative and collaborative conservation movement brings together individuals and organizations that historically might not have worked together. However, in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service and others, they have collectively developed win-win scenarios to sustain working landscapes that benefit both people and nature. Many of these working landscapes include both public and privately owned land often including national wildlife refuges. Every year, PFC hosts Private Lands Partners Day, which brings together landowners, agencies and nonprofit partners to share their experiences with collaborative conservation to sustain rural landscapes.
The National Wildlife Refuge Association has been working closely with PFC since the summer 2013 when it partnered with the Partners for Conservation Board to hire Steve Jester as PFC’s first Executive Director.
Organizations such as PFC, that bring together community stakeholders, are key to ensuring that large landscape conservation initiatives are successful. We hope that you enjoy their incredible new film.