Strategic Plan Update U S Fish Wildlife Service

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Strategic Plan Update U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Program Date, Time,

Strategic Plan Update U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Program Date, Time, Location Presenter (Contact Info) U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Program Conserving America’s Birds

How We Got Here Strategic Planning Process • Effort to update Migratory Bird Program

How We Got Here Strategic Planning Process • Effort to update Migratory Bird Program 10 -year strategy began in 2016 • Develop interim document for transition & plan for next 10 years • Highly participatory process • Major priorities & sub-elements finalized in June 2017; staff now identifying project-level tasks • THANK YOU to all partners! Migratory Bird Program - Conserving America’s Birds

What’s Next? The Rest of 2017 • Work by program staff continues through September

What’s Next? The Rest of 2017 • Work by program staff continues through September • Identifying teams to be responsible for tasks • Both ongoing & new tasks • Talking to our partners about the plan & its implications Migratory Bird Program - Conserving America’s Birds

About the Strategic Plan Overview • • • Core values & operating principles Mission

About the Strategic Plan Overview • • • Core values & operating principles Mission Vision Unique role of Program Key initiatives to achieve goals Align with budget priorities, integrate with Administration’s vision & priorities, e. g. , hunting access Migratory Bird Program - Conserving America’s Birds

What We Do & Why We Do It Our Vision & Mission • Our

What We Do & Why We Do It Our Vision & Mission • Our vision: • Healthy bird populations valued by the American public • Our mission: • Leadership in migratory bird conservation and management through effective partnerships, applied science, and innovative strategies Migratory Bird Program - Conserving America’s Birds

Core Values What We Hold Dear • Passion & excellence of our employees •

Core Values What We Hold Dear • Passion & excellence of our employees • Socio-economic benefits that result from healthy bird populations & habitats • Contributions of and collaborations with all people & organizations that benefit migratory birds • Transparent, informed decisions based on the best available information Migratory Bird Program - Conserving America’s Birds

Guiding Principles What Drives Our Work • We… • Support engaging in effective partnerships

Guiding Principles What Drives Our Work • We… • Support engaging in effective partnerships to conserve & manage migratory birds • Evaluate the effectiveness of our work & partnerships • Focus on benefits to multiple species & their habitats • Work with migratory birds at scales appropriate to their management • Use our strategic priorities to focus our efforts & resources Migratory Bird Program - Conserving America’s Birds

Our Unique Role We are Value-Added • Trust responsibility to manage migratory birds identified

Our Unique Role We are Value-Added • Trust responsibility to manage migratory birds identified in 4 bilateral treaties • Focus on Birds of Management Concern, defined as: • Species for which we hold hunting seasons • Conflict species • Birds of conservation concern Migratory Bird Program - Conserving America’s Birds

What’s Ahead 2017 & Beyond • • • Continue to fill in details Continue

What’s Ahead 2017 & Beyond • • • Continue to fill in details Continue to reach out to partners Build measures & metrics Focus on internal communication & staff development Share plan formally early in 2018 Begin a new decade of engagement and collaboration! Migratory Bird Program - Conserving America’s Birds

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Thank you! https: //www. fws. gov/birds/getinvolved/strategicplan. php www. fws. gov/birds USFWS_Migratory. Birds @USFWSBirds U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Program Conserving America’s Birds