“Conserving the Nature of America” isn’t just a motto—it’s at the heart of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s mission to ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from the diversity of wildlife, plants, and habitats that exist around the country. 

This website serves as home base for an array of resources that dig deeper into the importance of this mission. Here, you can look to the past to understand the history of conservation, connect with resources that help people of all ages understand its importance right now, and even plan for your own future conservation career.

Conservation Connect

This web-based video series and its accompanying toolkits educates middle school students about wildlife conservation—and inspires them to get involved.

Conservation History

Learn about several important heroes in the field of wildlife conservation and take a trip back through conservation history in the United States with our interactive timeline.

DFP Career Portal

This database connects Directorate Fellows Program candidates with hiring managers at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Conservation careers

Designed with educators (and students of all ages) in mind, these toolkits offer lesson plans and other resources about pollinators, angling, hunting, and conservation careers. 

Indigenous Connections

Learn about the rich history of indigenous connections in the United States.