The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is a federal government agency within the
United States Department of the Interior dedicated to the management of fish, wildlife, and
natural habitats. The mission of the agency reads as “working with others to conserve, protect,
and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American
* Site contains info about refuges, recreation and education, centennial events, and links to
Pacific Region NWR homepage, Pacific Region.