U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program

About WSFR

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR) works with states, insular areas and the District of Columbia to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, their habitats, and the hunting, sport fishing and recreational boating opportunities they provide. The Division of Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program provides oversight and/or administrative support for the following grant programs:

  • Wildlife Restoration Grant Program
  • Sport Fish Restoration Grant Program
  • Clean Vessel Act Grant Program
  • Boating Infrastructure Grant Program
  • National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program
  • State Wildlife Grant Program
  • Landowner Incentive Grant Program
  • Multistate Grant Program
  • Tribal Wildlife Grant Program
  • Tribal Landowner Incentive Grant Program

The grant programs are administered through the Headquarters Office - Washington, D.C., eight Regional Offices. Preview or download the presentation (1,749KB powerpoint) and handouts of the grant programs funded through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Acts.

Preview or download current information pamphlets and posters:

Preview or download Historic Publications

View eLearning course: Introduction to Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (30 - 45 minutes)

Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principle
(From Conservation Heritage Strategic Plan)

Mission: Working through partnerships to conserve and manage fish and wildlife and their habitats for the use and enjoyment of current and future generations.

Vision: Healthy, diverse, and accessible fish and wildlife populations that offer recreation, economic activity,and other societal benefits, in addition to sustainable ecological functions.

Guiding principle: Society benefits from conservation-based management of fish and wildlife and their habitats and opportunities to use and enjoy them.