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Wildlife and Fisheries

By providing assistance to landowners with wildlife habitat management issues through its conservation and resource management programs, FSA programs are considered a major contributor to increased wildlife populations in many parts of the country.

The main focus of FSA's wildlife conservation effort is to ensure efficient delivery of FSA program benefits in a manner that avoids or minimizes adverse impacts to wildlife and their habitat. The policies guiding this effort include the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Migratory Bird Treaty Act and other -wildlife-related statutes as well as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Some of the tools FSA uses in protecting and enhancing wildlife and their habitat include Safe Harbor Agreements and Biological Assessments as a way to identify whether any threatened or endangered species or critical habitat may be adversely affected by the implementation of any FSA programs.

Wildlife - Related Links

Fisheries - Related Links