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US Fish and Wildlife


Mission Statement

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.


The Vision:

We will continue to be a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service.


The Priorities:

  • National Wildlife Refuge System:  Conserving Our Lands and Resources 

  • Landscape Conservation:  Working With Others 

  • Migratory Birds:  Conservation and Management 

  • Threatened and Endangered Species:  Achieving Recovery and Preventing Extinction 

  • Aquatic Species:  National Fish Habitat Action Plan and Trust Species 

  • Connecting People With Nature:  Ensuring the Future of Conservation


The Conservation Principles:

Science – Our work is grounded in thorough, objective science. 
Stewardship – Our ethic is to conserve natural resources for future generations. 
Service – It is our privilege to serve the American people. 
Professionalism – We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards, strive for excellence, and respect others. 
Partnerships – We emphasize creative, innovative partnerships.
People - Our employees are our most valued asset.
Legacy - We ensure the future of natural resource conservation by connecting people with nature.

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