Partnering with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, as well as leading environmental groups in the United States, Hidden Pacific will play a major role in educating the public, supporting conservation efforts, and providing exclusive visual content for media coverage. The places featured in Hidden Pacific won’t be protected until the public sees the beauty, understands the significance, and gets motivated by this remarkable story.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
The mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) is to work with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants, as well as their habitats, for the continuing benefit of the American people.
USFWS manages the 150-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System of more than 560 National Wildlife Refuges in addition to thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. Under the Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program, it also operates 70 national fish hatcheries, 65 fishery resource offices, and 86 ecological services field stations.
The vast majority of fish and wildlife habitat is on non-federal lands. Voluntary habitat protection and restoration programs such as the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, the Coastal Program, and other partnership programs are the primary ways in which the USFWS delivers habitat conservation on public and private lands.
For Hidden Pacific, the USFWS and Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc. partnered on a multi-platform initiative to educate and inspire the public about these remote marine national monuments in the Pacific Ocean. As part of this effort, USFWS provided critical access to these protected areas in addition to on-the-ground support from scientists and refuge managers. The USFWS is responsible for managing these monuments, along with their partners, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and various other organizations. The filming effort was an extraordinary undertaking, which had never been attempted before by USFWS, as a way to showcase these important monuments and help connect them with the public worldwide. As part of America’s public land system, including the National Wildlife Refuge System, these lands and waters have never been shared on this scale. It is an intimate look at an unparalleled resource located in one of the most remote locations of the United States.
National Parks Conservation Association
Since its founding in 1919, National Parks Conservation Association has been the independent, nonpartisan voice working to strengthen and protect America's favorite places.
With 1.3 million members and supporters beside the organization, it is the voice of America’s national parks, working to protect and preserve our nation’s most iconic and inspirational places for present and future generations. The organization celebrates the parks — and work tirelessly to defend them — whether on the ground, in the courtroom, or on Capitol Hill.