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Water For Wildlife
This handbook describes how bats and other wildlife are affected by water development size, configuration and maintenance, and describes proven methods for increasing wildlife safety and access. It includes designs and instructions for building inexpensive and effective wildlife escape structures, as well as fencing and bracing methods that enhance wildlife access while meeting livestock-management objectives.

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife.

The USFWS Partners Program provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners and tribes for fish and wildlife habitat restoration, enhancement, and creation. 

USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service

The NRCS works with landowners through conservation planning and financial and technical assistance to benefit the soil, water, air, plants, and animals for productive lands and healthy ecosystems. The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQUIP), Agricultural Water Enhancement Program, Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) and other programs are available to help landowners conserve and restore wildlife habitat and aquatic resources.

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Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 July 2011
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