Friends Policy


A new Friends policy is now available to assist U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees in achieving the Service mission more efficiently through partnerships with nonprofit Friends organizations. Details here.


From the Director
This memorandum provides implementation guidance for the four new Fish and Wildlife Service Manual chapters on Friends organizations.
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Video message from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe



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Communication and Implementation Tools

To assist field stations with policy implementation, a cross-program team developed a communication toolkit that includes a PowerPoint presentation and an FAQ Fact Sheet that provides answers to questions that we have anticipated on a variety of policy topics.