Conserving the Future

Here is a digital copy of Conserving the Future: Wildlife Refuges and the Next Generation.

Below are some helpful tools to help spread the word on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s vision for the National Wildlife Refuge System!



Presentation (PowerPoint) – This presentation provides an overview of the vision and implementation. You can also view the presentation in SlideShare if you have a SlideShare account.


Friends Webinar Presentation (YouTube)The vision implementation coordinator for Conserving the Future: Wildlife Refuges and the Next Generation hosted three Friends webinars to inform and engage Friends of the National Wildlife Refuge System in the renewed vision process it began in 2011. This video offers an overview of the webinar for those who could not make the live webinars. There is also a PowerPoint Presentation on the Friends Webinar as well. 


Fact Sheets

 Conserving the Future Fact Sheet- Check out this new fact sheet that summarizes the vision process and implementation of the vision.

 Friends Fact Sheet - Here is another new fact sheet on the role of Friends in the implementation process of Conserving the Future!

Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative Fact Sheet - A fact sheet on the Recommendation 13 in Conserving the Future: Wildlife Refuges and the Next Generation

Hunting, Fishing, & Outdoor Recreation Fact Sheet - A fact sheet on Recommendations 17 and 18 in Conserving the Future: Wildlife Refuges and the Next Generation.



Cover Image of Conserving the Future - Right click on the image to the left to download a copy of a graphic of the vision document’s cover to use for the web or other publications to help promote Conserving the Future.

Vision RecommendationsHere is a list of the 24 Recommendations found within Conserving the Future.

Executive Summary - Here is a pull-out of the Executive Summary found in Conserving the Future for digital viewing or for printing on 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Download this version for a format you can use for 11″ x 17″ paper, double-sided for a single handout.

Video Montage – Click to view a video montage of quotes from the Conserving the Future Conference included in the vision document. Visit our YouTube Channel to view other videos.

Strategic Illustrations – Click to see the six visuals that were created at the Conserving the Future conference.

Digital Illustration – Click to see the final digital illustration that can be found in the back of Conserving the Future, or view the image in the Flickr slideshow on the right.

If you need additional information or resources, please send an email to conservingthefuture [at] fws [dot] gov with a detailed request.