What We Do

  • Respond to inquiries from the news media, constituent groups, and the public
  • Keep other program areas aware of developments with the media and stakeholder groups
  • Help develop communications and outreach strategies for emerging issues and crisis events
  • Work with Service leadership and programs to enhance external communications techniques
  • Develop and review news releases
  • Oversee the agency’s call and e-mail information center

Our Programs

Public Affairs is part of the larger External Affairs program in headquarters.

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The Office of Communications program is the primary "voice" of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, communicating with the public, partners, and Congress. We share the Service story with the public and media through websites, social media, and news releases. We also work with Congress, partners, and...