What We Do

The Office of Conservation Investment strives to provide outstanding grant management and financial support services that fund conservation and connect people with nature. 

Management and Conservation

Conservation by its very nature, is an investment in the future. We support our fellow Service programs, and work with partner fish and wildlife agencies, tribal nations, landowners, nongovernmental organizations, and industry as committed stewards of fish and wildlife, and the habitats they call home. 

The goal of our financial assistance and grants management services is straightforward, providing outstanding financial support services that strengthen the Service's core mission, deliver outcomes that foster conservation, improve stewardship of our natural resources, and improve outdoor access. By thoroughly overseeing financial assistance policies, training, compliance, systems, and operations, we assist Service programs and partners in turning financial assistance into effective conservation results. We do this with passion, integrity, and accountability, with skillsets and tools as diverse as the landscapes and people we serve. 

Through the funds managed by the Office of Conservation Investment, grants to state partner agencies have funded the operation and maintenance of over 35 million acres of wildlife management areas for hunting and wildlife viewing, the operation and maintenance of over 9,000 access areas to launch boats for waterway access and fishing, provide hunting and aquatic education courses for millions, support the stocking of over 1 billion fish annually, manage and monitor over 500 species of wild mammals and birds, and constructed or renovated over 800 target ranges. We have also invested millions with state, commonwealth, territory, and other partners to aid imperiled and endangered species, restored and enhanced coastal wetlands, and more.