The Arizona Game and Fish Department's Landowner Relations Program is responsible for coordinating habitat improvement projects on private lands within Arizona.
The program has two primary objectives:
- To assist private landowners and land management agencies with projects that enhance wildlife populations and habitats.
- To protect or acquire access to public and state trust lands ensuring continued recreational opportunities for the citizens of Arizona.
Assistance can include:
- Cost-share funds for materials and labor for wildlife projects.
- Technical assistance to design and implement projects.
- Public information signs and access materials such as gates and cattle guards.
- Working with private landowners to establish long-term wildlife management objectives.
- Working with private landowners and public land management agencies to provide access to federal and state trust lands. For example, establishing perpetual easements into public or state trust lands in return for mutually beneficial projects like those described above.