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