Wetlands: Meeting the President's Challenge
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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PURPOSE: The prose of the Action Plan is to consolidate and facilitate coordination of the Service's existing wetland programs to contribute to the President's goal of no net loss of wetlands. This section recognizes the Service's long-standing mission as a steward of wetland resources as it relates to the President's goal of no overall net loss of wetlands. The Action Plan emphasizes achieving the President's goal through a coordinated effort within the Department of the Interior, and in cooperation with other agencies, States, Tribes, local governments, and private organizations and individuals. THE PRESIDENT'S CHALLENGE: This section sets forth the President's call to action regarding wetlands and no net loss. CHALLENGE TO THE SERVICE: This section presents the Director's challenge to the Service to contribute to the President's goal of eliminating net loss of the Nation's wetlands.