United States. Bureau of Biological Survey

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Creator

  • United States. Bureau of Biological Survey
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • United States Dept. of the Interior

Alternate Name

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Parent Organization

United States Dept. of the Interior

Description

In 1885, Congress created an Office of Economic Ornithology in the Department of Agriculture. The office studied the food habits and migratory patterns of birds, especially those that had an effect on agriculture. This office gradually grew in responsibilities and went through several name changes until finally renamed the Bureau of Biological Survey in 1905. In addition to studying birds and mammals, the Survey's responsibilities included managing the nation's first wildlife refuges, controlling predators, enforcing wildlife laws, and conserving dwindling populations of migratory birds. The Bureaus of Fisheries and Biological Survey were transferred to the Department of the Interior in 1939. In 1940, they were combined and named the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

Source

http://www.fws.gov/who/ - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website.

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1885

To

1940

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