Our Nation's natural resources are an integral part of what makes our country unique and beautiful. Wildlife and plants are often our first signs of Spring...the annual call of sandhill cranes coming into Nebraska's Platte River...the massing of shorebirds and horseshoe crabs on the New Jersey shore...the rush of salmon surging up the Kenai River in Alaska....and the pink mountain laurel on Appalachian slopes. The history of the many peoples who inhabit this country is a story of our connection to the land, the water, and the wildlife and plants -- for food, drinking water, irrigation, economics, recreation and spiritual renewal. When we conserve habitats and species, we also conserve our history, our present and our future.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking to work
with landowners, communities, businesses, developers, organizations,
governments, and the media-- to sustain our natural resource heritage
and our cultural heritage--for wildlife and for people.