Page Expectations and Guidelines
This is an official page of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. To learn more about our social media efforts, and to find a list of official USFWS social media sites, please visit our social media hub.
Our agency is known for our scientific excellence, our stewardship of lands and natural resources, and our dedicated conservation and wildlife professionals. While we hope that this page will help you stay connected to our work, we also hope that it will keep us connected to you and the issues you care about. Your participation on this page is vital and all feedback is welcome--both good and bad. Your perspective is welcomed and we hope that conversations about the Service can be productive, fun, and engaging.
Whether it's a formal response to a Federal Register notice or a comment on Facebook,the USFWS is committed to making sure that all online conversations are civil. In all our forums, we monitor comments either before they are published or shortly thereafter.
We never discriminate against any views, but we reserve the right to delete any of the following:
violent, obscene, profane, hateful, or racist comments
comments that threaten or defame any person or organization
solicitations, advertisements, or endorsements of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency
comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity
multiple successive off-topic posts by a single user
repetitive posts copied and pasted by multiple users
personal information such as email addresses, telephone numbers, or mailing addresses
Egregious or repeated violations of the comment policy may result in the deletion of your comment or the reporting of your account to third party site administrators. Our approach to comments, whether on third party sites or our own blogs, is spelled out in more detail in our blog policy.