The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the premier government agency dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats. It is the only agency in the federal government whose primary responsibility is management of these important natural resources for the American public. The Service also helps ensure a healthy environment for people through its work benefiting wildlife, and by providing opportunities for Americans to enjoy the outdoors and our shared natural heritage.

The Gulf Coast Joint Venture is the regionally based, biologically driven, landscape oriented volunteer partnership of private, state and federal conservation organizations dedicated to delivery of habitat conservation important to priority bird species along the western US Gulf of Mexico.