The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service s Northeast Region encompasses more than 10 U.S. states. It features field offices, national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries that work to provide opportunities for wildlife-dependent education, recreation and interpretation. The division conserves, protects and enhances fish and wildlife and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service s Northeast Region also works to protect and restore important habitat, safeguard endangered species, minimize environmental contamination and restore fish populations. In addition, it provides funds to support state fish and wildlife programs and enforces federal laws protecting wildlife. The division is a unit of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which is a part of the Department of the Interior.