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FWS Fundamentals

The Mission

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

The Vision

We will continue to be a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service.

The Priorities

Purple coneflower. Credit: Goeff Call/USFWS
Atlantic puffins landing on rock at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Credit: USFWS

National Wildlife Refuge System: Conserving Our Lands and Resources

Landscape Conservation: Working With Others

Migratory Birds: Conservation and Management

Threatened and Endangered Species: Achieving Recovery and Preventing Extinction

Aquatic Species: National Fish Habitat Action Plan and Trust Species

Connecting People With Nature: Ensuring the Future of Conservation

The Conservation Principles

Stewardship: Our ethic is to conserve natural resources for future generations.

People: Our employees are our most valued asset.

Science: Our work is grounded in thorough, objective science.

Partnerships: We emphasize creative, innovative partnerships.

Professionalism: We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards, strive for excellence and respect others.

Legacy: We ensure the future of natural resource conservation by connecting people with nature.

Service: It is our privilege to serve the American people.



Last updated: July 16, 2013
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