Handbooks
Division of Policy and Directives Management
Updated:  February 06, 2014
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Handbooks explain how to comply with directives. We use them to convey good and acceptable practices and procedures. We authorize handbooks through the Fish and Wildlife Service Manual, and you can find cross references to many of our handbooks in the Manual chapters.

Following are the handbooks that are available online:

Subject Date Reference
Agency Tender Handbook (175 KB)    PDF   2008  291 FW 2 
Aquatic Animal Health Procedures and Protocols      2004  713 FW 1 
Audit Guide for Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Programs (317 KB)    PDF   2003  417 FW 1 
Career Intern Program Handbook (250 KB)    PDF   2003  223 FW 10 
Construction Inspection Handbook (579 KB)    PDF   2004  360 FW 4 
Correspondence Handbook - 2011    PDF   2011  282 FW 2 
Data Tracking System (DTS) User Manual (1.18 MB)    PDF   2008  282 FW 2 
Digest of Federal Resource Laws of Interest to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service      Not dated  101 FW 1 
Economic Analysis for Hydropower Project Relicensing: Guidance and Alternative Methods      1998  N/A 
Employees on the Move Handbook    PDF   April 2013  266 FW 1 
Endangered Species Consultation Handbook      1998  N/A 
Environmental and Disposal Liabilities Identification, Documentation, and Reporting Handbook (11 MB)    PDF   2006  260 FW 6 
Federal Duck Stamp Program Handbook (452 KB)    PDF   2003  901 FW 1 
Fire Management and Invasive Plants - A Handbook    PDF   2009   
Fire Management Preparedness and Planning Handbook      Not dated  621 FW 1 
Guidelines for Compliance with Federal Assistance Nondiscrimination Requirements    PDF   2009  063 FW 1 - 3 
Habitat Conservation Planning and Incidental Take Permit Processing Handbook      1996  N/A 
Habitat Evaluation Procedures Handbook      1980  870 FW 1 
Handbook for Dedications and Other Special Events (40 KB)    PDF   1999  042 FW 1 
Heavy Equipment Safety Training Handbook    PDF   2011  321 FW 1 
Human Use and Economic Evaluation (9 MB)    PDF   1985  872 FW 1 
Maintenance Management System Handbook (174 KB)    PDF   2002  372 FW 2 
Management of Oil and Gas Activities on National Wildlife Refuge Lands    PDF   2012  612 FW 2 
Manual for Conducting Natural Resource Damage Assessment: The Role of Economics      Not dated  N/A 
National Environmental Policy Act Handbook (Federal Assistance)(635 KB)    PDF   2000  523 FW 1 
National Environmental Policy Act Reference Handbook      Not dated  505 FW 1 
New Employee Handbook (Orientation)      Not dated  230 FW 2 
Outreach Handbook      2001  N/A 
Outreach Strategy      1997  N/A 
Performance Work Statement (PWS) Handbook (275 KB)    PDF   2008  291 FW 2 
Post-Competition Implementation and Accountability Handbook (523 KB)    PDF   2008  291 FW 2 
Preliminary Planning and Integrated Data Collection (175 KB)    PDF   2008  291 FW 2 
Preplanning Guidance for CCPs: A Handbook    PDF   2006   
Radio Handbook    PDF   2013  272 FW 2 
Real Property Financial Management Handbook    PDF   2010  260 FW 7 
Rulemaking Guide      2000  202 FW 1 
Service Sign Manual    PDF   2004   
Space Management Handbook    PDF   2012  370 FW 1 
Survey Protocol Handbook: How to Develop Survey Protocols    PDF   2014  701 FW 2 
Temporary Duty Handbook: A Guide to the TDY Process    PDF   2009  265 FW 1 
U.S. Mail Management Handbook    PDF   2012  284 FW 1 
Visitor Services Standards: A Handbook for Evaluating Visitor Services Programs    PDF   2011  N/A 
Volunteer Program Handbook (595 KB)    PDF   1999  150 FW 3 
Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program Glossary    PDF   2010  Parts 518-523 
Writing Refuge Management Goals and Objectives: A Handbook (614 KB)    PDF   2004  602 FW 1, 3, & 4 

For additional information regarding this Web page, contact Krista Bibb, in the Division of Policy and Directives Management, at Krista_Bibb@fws.gov

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