All Fish and Wildlife Agency Profiles are available on this site as profiles are completed. The information is viewable by anyone. All of the information compiled in profiles is general public record. Agencies are not asked to provide any sensitive or confidential detail. The timely and transparent information positions elected and appointed officials, peer agencies, associations, NGOs, and the private sector to support conservation policy and actions collaboratively.
Visualization and aggregation
After fish and wildlife agencies have completed profiles, WMI will make a set of dynamic reports, information aggregations, and visualizations available. The compiled information will be available to all.
Examples of what will be available:
- Map highlighting which states have a Wildlife Veterinarian position/staff
- Map highlighting states currently conducting research and/or monitoring trends in wildlife migration corridors
- Table of mechanisms used by each state to promote public access to private lands (e.g. agreements with private landowners; agreements with industry; cooperative programs with USDA; cooperative programs with private groups; landowner liability relief law)
The information collected in Fish and Wildlife Agency Profiles can be used collectively across the conservation community to identify threats to modern conservation agencies (e.g., loss of authority; increasing legal challenges; and impacts from invasive species, wildlife disease, illegal wildlife trade, and climate change).
The information can be examined for opportunities to leverage the collective strengths and experiences of agencies and their partners as they adapt to societal changes (e.g., changing wildlife values; increasing relevancy; application of social science in decision-making; improved customer service platforms; expanded funding models; landscape-scale conservation; increased collaboration and use of technology; engaging with and serving broader constituencies).