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Tag: National Environmental Policy Act

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  • Biologists team up to inspect oil impacts to marsh grasses.
    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists on Bird Island One, a rookery colony for shorebirds in Barataria Bay conduct first ground reconasasance since the oil hit the bay. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.

    For government agencies

    Civil Works The Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act requires federal agencies to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on all projects that impact wetlands, bayous, coulees, streams, lakes and rivers, and to give fish and wildlife resources equal consideration during the project planning process, while at the same time accomplishing the objectives of the proposed action. We work to conserve fish, wildlife and their habitats by minimizing impacts and recommending mitigation for U.  Learn more...

National-Wildlife-Refuges

  • Bright red flowers emerge from a bog with a forest in the background.
    Information icon Mountain sweet pitcher plant patch in Butt CPA. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Planning

    The Division of Planning is responsible for guiding the development of both land protection plans and comprehensive conservation plans in the Southeast Region. Land protection plans guide the establishment of new refuges or the expansion of existing refuges. Comprehensive conservation plans provide direction for managing refuges over a 15-year time period. These plans are prepared to fulfill the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System and the purpose(s) of each refuge.  Learn more...

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