Cancelled – USFWS and Friends Partnership: Required Reviews & Reports

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Cancelled and will be rescheduled.

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Friends, please join us to learn more about the forthcoming reporting system for Friends groups. This reporting system will be easy to use, not overly burdensome, and accessible to both Friends members and Service staff. In this webinar, we will demo the form and answer any and all questions you may have.

Presenter: Linda Schnee, National Friends Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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FWS Draft Friends Policy for Review

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is in the process of updating the Friends policy including the Friends Partnership Agreement. To date, FWS drafted initial revisions to the 2014 policy. Those revisions were shared with FWS staff through an internal review process and their comments were incorporated in the second draft of the policy.

Friends, as the key partner of FWS, your input is now needed on the second draft of the Friends policy. The policy will impact your organization therefore your comments are vital.

FWS has provided the “clean” second draft of the policy and a redline version that shows the changes to the policy that was released in 2014. The documentation includes:

  • The four chapters of the policy and for each chapter there is a “clean” and redline version
  • Two exhibits:
    • New exhibit on financial reporting
    • Friends Partnership Agreement with a “clean” and redline version.

All of these documents are on the Coalition of Refuge Friends and Advocates (CORFA) Google drive. Please review them.

To help FWS with the collection and review of your comments they are providing a form for you to submit comments. To ensure that FWS will see every comment they request that you to fill out a separate form for each comment.

The deadline for comments is Monday, February 8, 2021

Please provide FWS with your comments on the policy and Agreement because they will help shape the partnership between the Friends and FWS.

More information on submitting comments are available at:

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