The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plays a key role in addressing the challenges identified in the Biden-Harris administration’s priorities.

Rebuilding the economy.

Several laws have provided us with funds to improve infrastructure on the public lands we manage. Our infrastructure portfolio drives local economic activity and supports every recreation and conservation activity that occurs on those lands.

Tackling climate change climate change
Climate change includes both global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns. Though there have been previous periods of climatic change, since the mid-20th century humans have had an unprecedented impact on Earth's climate system and caused change on a global scale.

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Climate change presents a growing threat to America's fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats. We are focused on helping species adjust to the impacts of climate change, as well as moderating the effects of a changing climate using cutting-edge science.

Developing a wildlife conservation strategy for the 21st century.

The America the Beautiful initiative, with one of its goals to sustain the “wildlife upon which we all depend,” meshes well with our work as the only federal agency whose primary responsibility is the conservation and management of fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats,

All Initiatives related to Director's Priorities

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