The Strategic Plan for the Coastal Program consists of three parts, each developed cooperatively by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service headquarters, regional, and field office staffs and, most importantly, our stakeholders and partners.
Part 1, – the “Vision Document” describes our Program and five major goals that will guide program operations for the next five years. These five goals are intended to lead to the outcome of recovering and maintaining priority species populations.
Part 2, – the “Regional Work Plans” will identify geographic focus areas in each region, provide estimated annual project accomplishment targets, describe the anticipated benefits to priority species and how the program will support regional and national priorities.
Part 3, – the “National Summary Document,” will use regional plans as a base to describe a national overview of habitat priorities and five-year performance targets. The Program is the Service’s vanguard for voluntary, community-based stewardship efforts for fish and wildlife conservation. It is based on the premise that fish and wildlife conservation is a responsibility shared by citizens and government. We provide willing partners with technical and financial assistance to accomplish stewardship projects that benefit priority species.
Five major goals have been identified as core components of our vision for the Program: