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General Information About the Fish and Wildlife Service

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  • Purpose: The mission of the System is to administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.
  • Federal Department: Interior
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  • Manages 19% of the acreage within National Wilderness Preservation System.
  • Uses 64 administrative units to manage 71 designated wilderness areas.

Wilderness Areas in the Fish and Wildlife Refuge System

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