One plus one never equals three – except in the world of partnerships. When people work together to accomplish what they cannot do alone, this equation makes sense.
The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is "working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people." The Service's ability to achieve this mission depends on partnerships. Although one finds partnerships and partnering opportunities throughout the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, External Affairs’ Partners and Intergovernmental Affairs coordinates many of them, working with other federal government bureaus, and non-governmental entities and individuals. It also manages the Service's Environmental Justice program.