The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) works directly with other federal agencies and programs, as well as the American public, on infrastructure development projects to protect the environment and preserve our nation's biological resources. Field biologists in all 50 states assist project proponents, planners, and agency personnel in developing plans that conserve, restore, or enhance plant and animal species, while accomplishing the objectives of proposed development. Our biologists in the field fulfill numerous duties under multiple authorities, including the Clean Water Act, Federal Power Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, National Environmental Protection Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Biologists review and provide recommendations on plans and development designs, craft mitigation plans, provide expertise in wildlife and habitat science, and serve as members on planning teams.
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Service Revises its Policy on Mitigating Impacts of Development to Further Conservation of the Nation's Wildlife and their Habitats
Reopening Federal Register Notice [5/11/2016]
Federal Register Notice [3/7/2016]