The Western Native Trout Initiative (WNTI) is one of 19 nationally recognized fish habitat partnerships in the United States. Although WNTI has specific goals associated with western native trout and char, habitat connectivity, and water quality and quantity, the partnership also serves to advance the goals of the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) - to protect, restore, and enhance the nation's fish and aquatic communities through partnerships that foster fish habitat conservation and improve quality of life for all Americans. For more information about NFHP, visit the website.
There are a total of nine fish habitat partnerships, including WNTI, that focus on coastal fish habitat issues:
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership, California Fish Passage Forum, Hawaii Fish Habitat Partnership, Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership, Mat-Su Basin Salmon Habitat Partnership, Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership, Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership, Southwest Alaska Salmon Habitat Partnership.
The Coastal Fish Habitat Partnerships have been working together to convey the importance of protecting, restoring, and enhancing estuarine and nearshore marine environments.
Coastal Fish Habitat Partnerships quarterly newsletters:
There are five Fish Habitat Partnerships that focus on Alaska: Southeast Alaska Fish Habitat Partnership, Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership, Mat-Su Salmon Partnership, Southwest Alaska Fish Habitat Partnership and WNTI.
You can read more about the work we do collectively by visiting the All Alaskan FHP website.