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The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Find a location near you.

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Conserving the Nature of America

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.

Who We Are

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.

Duck Banding at Prairie Wetlands Learning Center. Photo by Tina Shaw/USFWS.
Duck Banding at Prairie Wetlands Learning Center. Photo by Tina Shaw/USFWS.

We are the principal federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting, and enhancing fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

We meet our mission by working with others. The vast majority of fish and wildlife habitat is on lands not owned by the federal government. Partnerships with Native American tribes, state and local governments, nongovernment organizations and private citizens are critical to fulfilling our mission.

The Midwest Region of the Service includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.

The region is committed to

  • Expanded partnerships offering innovative opportunities to enhance the region
  • Healthy fish and wildlife trust species populations and habitats to support them
  • Providing the public with quality hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, and other wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities on Service lands

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