Chicago Ecological Services Field Office

Midwest Region



Chicago Field Office

1250 South Grove, Suite 103
Barrington, Illinois 60010
Phone: 847/381-2253
FAX: 847/381-2285
TTY: 1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay)


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We work with public and private entities to conserve and restore Chicago metro area endangered species, migratory birds, wetlands, and other important fish and wildlife resources.





For questions about CITES permits, and importing wildlife and wildlife parts, please contact the USFWS Chicago Wildlife Inspection Program (847) 298-3250


Feature Story


How Saving One Butterfly Could Help

Save the Prairie

Monarch butterfly

Monarch butterfly

Photo by Keenan Adams;USFWS


February 12, 2015


Winter Seed Prep

People love monarch butterflies. They are big, vibrant and easy for people to watch in their gardens. If monarchs disappeared from the landscape, people would notice.

Don’t think of the monarch as one butterfly, think of it as a mosaic of prairie plants and animals that all need the same things - soil, sun and time to grow. Even in the face of massive habitat loss, we have been making a home for monarchs and species of the the wider prairie ecosystem for decades.


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Last updated: March 9, 2015