Ecosystems - Wildlife: Terrestrial and Endangered Resources Program
Five Year Strategic Plan for the Program
The Wildlife Program is the largest USGS Program in the Ecosystem Mission areas and represents an annual effort of more than $40 million. The program supports the investigation of such scientific issues as migratory wildlife, marine mammals, threatened and endangered species, and wildlife disease. It supports the development of tools and technologies for the conservation of wildlife on federally managed lands such as National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, and Bureau of Land Management areas. To keep pace with these and other emerging wildlife issues will require a continued investment of resources.
This Five Year Program Plan represents the most recent planning effort for the Wildlife Program, covering the years 2004 to 2009. Subsequent updates to this plan are currently on hold while the USGS undergoes realignment, and higher level science plans are developed.
This plan was developed by scientists, managers, regulators, and policy-makers representing the USGS, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, State Fish and Wildlife agencies, Native American Tribes, and nongovernmental organizations. Wildlife Advisory Teams were established based upon broad areas of program activities to develop the goals and objectives for this plan, and to help guide the Wildlife Program in the future. Each team developed a set of goals and objectives in one of the following thematic areas: