Who We Are... The Service helps Americans conserve and enjoy the outdoors and our living treasures. The Service's major responsibilities are for migratory birds, endangered species, certain marine mammals, and freshwater and anadromous fish. Scientifically informed and technologically based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be done collaboratively with other governmental entities and, most importantly, with citizens who understand and support our mission.
Here are examples of some of our award-winning partnerships...
Alaska Environmental Literacy Plan Working Group
The Alaska Environmental Literacy Plan Working Group is helping ensure Alaska’s youth understand and appreciate our natural world. The partnership produced a draft Alaska Environmental Literacy Plan to guide PreK-12 public schools in integrating environmental education, including active outdoor learning, as part of the school curriculum. Learn more.
Friends of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge Partnership
The Friends of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge Partnerhship is a grassroots conservation effort involving citizens partnering with nonprofit organizations and federal, state and local governments to establish the Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge within reach of the Chicago, Illinois, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, metropolitan areas. Learn more.
Central Umpqua-Mid Klamath Oak Habitat Cooperative conservation Partnership Initiative
Oak habitat is important for terrestrial neotropical migratory birds in the Pacific Northwest, and this partnership is restoring more than 2,000 acres of Oregon white oak habitat by removing encroaching conifers, reseeding native grasses, and applying prescribed fire. The exclusion of fire had reduced oak habitat to a highly fragmented and degraded state. Learn more.
Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area Partnership
This collaborative public/private partnership is establishing the 150,000-acre Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area in Florida as the 556th unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Learn more.
Camp Lawton Partnership Team
One hundred fifty years after the start of the Civil War, a new chapter of Civil War history is being written, thanks to the Camp Lawton Partnership Team. The partnership
began as a collaborative effort between Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) and Georgia Southern University’s (GSU) Department of Sociology and Anthropology and later the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in an attempt to determine the exact location of the Camp Lawton stockade at Magnolia Springs State Park. Learn more.
The Rappahannock Land Protection Partnership began with the 1996 establishment of the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge to protect natural, cultural, and historic resources along Virginia’s Rappahannock River, one of the most important tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. Learn more.
Friends of the Nevada Wilderness
Celebrating their 27th anniversary, Friends of Nevada Wilderness is dedicated to preserving Nevada’s wildlife heritage. With diverse groups of partners, Friends of Nevada Wilderness have assisted in the designation of more than 3 million acres of wilderness across the state. Learn more.
Sage Grouse Implementation Team
The Wyoming Governor’s Sage-Grouse Implementation Team developed a long-term, science-based strategy for the conservation of greater sage-grouse in Wyoming, a candidate for listing under the Endangered Species Act, while allowing for energy development, which is essential to the economy of that state and the nation. Learn more.
Liberty Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation
In 2010, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Southwest Regional Director signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Liberty Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation (Liberty) to establish and operate a two-year pilot non-eagle feather repository program. Learn more.