Tribal and federal leadership meet at the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society. Photo by USFWS.
Conserving fish, wildlife and their habitats cannot be successful without effective working relationships with federally recognized tribes and the important habitats they manage. In addition, the Federal Government and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have a distinct, unique obligation and opportunity to work with tribes based on trust responsibilities, treaty provisions and statutory mandates.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plays an important role in supporting tribes as they exercise their sovereignty in the management of fish and wildlife resources on the more than 55 million acres of Federal Indian trust land and treaty reserved areas.
Midwest Native American liaisons and staff use their background in fish and wildlife biology and conservation in collaboration with Tribes to achieve the best possible conservation in Indian Country.