Office of Protected Resources Strategic Plan: 2016 - 2020
This plan provides national-level strategic goals for the protected species management programs across NOAA Fisheries, as well as strategic goals specific to the Office of Protected Resources
The mission of the Office of Protected Resources is to recover and conserve marine and anadromous species protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). This strategic plan will help the Office of Protected Resources focus on the actions and investments that have the greatest conservation value for species under our purview and for which we are best positioned and capable of accomplishing. This strategic plan will serve as the guidepost for the Office of Protected Resources for fiscal years 2016 through 2020. It will further guide internal decision-making, priority setting, and discretionary resource allocation with the assumption that funding will remain level.