Service Commemorates A Year Of Conservation Achievements
On June 30, 2011, Dan Ashe was confirmed as the 16th Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. At that time, he outlined a vision for the Service designed to improve the agency's ability to conserve fish, wildlife and the habitats that support them. In the year since, the Service has made enormous strides in implementing this vision, achieving a series of conservation milestones that reflect a renewed commitment to effective, science-driven conservation.
Our Vision for the Future of the Fish and Wildlife Service
North America's native fish, wildlife and plants face enormous challenges as the world's population and its demand for resources continue to grow. Threats such as the continued degradation and fragmentation of habitat, competition from invasive species and wildlife disease have been magnified by global climate change, water scarcity and other landscape-scale environmental factors. If we can’t confront those challenges as a conservation community, we won’t be successful in ensuring the future of our irreplaceable natural heritage - or the human communities that depend on it. Learn More