OR Access & Habitat Grants

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW)

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Next anticipated deadline: May 25, 2020

Later anticipated deadlines: Aug 17, 2020, Feb 3, 2021

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Oregon

Location of residency: Oregon

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NOTE:  It typically takes about four (4) months for the project review and grant development processes to occur. Consider your project timeframe and plan ahead! Before filling out an Access & Habitat grant application, project applicants are asked to contact the ODFW Regional Coordinator in the vicinity of the proposed project.

Oregon’s Access & Habitat (A&H) Program was created by legislation in 1993. The program, sponsored by several landowner and hunter associations, was designed to improve both wildlife habitat and public hunting access to private lands. The authorizing legislation called for the creation of a seven-person board composed of three hunters, three landowners, and one at-large member to represent the general public and serve as chairperson.

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission appoints board members to four-year terms. Six Regional Advisory Councils have the same make-up as the State Board. The Board reviews project proposals and then makes recommendations to the Commission. After receiving much favorable testimony from constituents and interest groups, the 2009 Oregon Legislature reauthorized the A&H Program an additional ten years through December 31, 2019.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligible Projects:
    • To qualify for A&H funding, a project must improve wildlife habitat and/or increase public hunting access to private land.
    • Some examples of projects that have been approved and implemented to date include:
      • development of wetland habitat,
      • noxious weed control,
      • improving wildlife forage on private lands,
      • developing water in arid regions,
      • riparian fencing,
      • seeding after wildfire,
      • hunting leases,
      • land acquisition, and
      • seasonal road management.
  • Access & Habitat project applications (or project proposals) are submitted by:
    • individual landowners,
    • groups of landowners,
    • conservation organizations, and
    • government agencies.


  • Projects may be on private or public lands, though preference is given to projects on private lands.