Refuge Law Enforcement

Protecting Your National Wildlife Refuges


“Fulfillment of the Service’s conservation mission requires the effective enforcement of wildlife protection laws both on Service lands and the country at large.”

— Dale Hall, Former Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Federal Wildife Officers (FWO) are entrusted with protecting natural resources, visitors and employees on National Wildlife Refuge System lands.

Here you'll find information about the range of roles and responsibilities fulfilled by Federal Wildlife Officers as well as information about career opportunities in Federal Wildlife Law Enforcement.

Who We Are

Federal Wildlife Officers.

What We Do

Federal Wildlife Officers.

Career Information

Federal Wildlife Officers.
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.
Last modified: June 16, 2016
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