The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is our guiding center. It is unchanging and communicates what we do; however, sometimes it’s more revealing to ask people who are passionate about what they do, why they do it. So that’s what we did. After asking close to three hundred employees across the Alaska region to help us understand their unique perspective who we are and why we matter, a collectively held statement of shared purpose was developed.
At the US Fish & Wildlife Service Alaska we are shared stewards of our nation’s last true wild places and world renowned natural resources. The lands and waters of this place we call home nourish a vast and unique array of fish, wildlife and people. We cultivate a reverent awareness and respect for all things, from Alaska’s smallest plants and most iconic animals to its diverse communities and cultures. Today and for generations to come, we live with, live from, enjoy and learn from the wildness of this awe-inspiring land and the people who love it.