Within NRCS, the general term Biology is primarily used to represent land-based and aquatic organisms and their habitats. The primary objectives related to biological resources such as fish and wildlife and their habitats are:
To restore, create, maintain, or enhance terrestrial and aquatic habitat that can attract, support, or produce wildlife and aquatic organisms.
To conserve the habitats of wildlife and aquatic organisms and to minimize or avoid damage to habitat from changes in land use or from installation of soil, water, animals, plants, air, and related human resource conservation measures.
Whether we are helping a landowner interested in improving wildlife habitat on their land or working to minimize the negative effects on habitat of other conservation practices being installed for a different purpose, NRCS will protect the biological resources of VIrginia and the nation.