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Ecological Services Program in the Upper Midwest


A Road to Meaningful Conservation


A wood duck and her brood use a wildlife a culvert crossing to safely

A wood duck and her brood use a wildlife a culvert crossing to safely

travel under a highway that transects a high quality wetlands in Ohio.


April 11, 2016


Restoring and replacing habitat to offset impacts of development projects can help conserve federally endangered and threatened species. This is a desired outcome of consultations required under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) in every state. But avoiding habitat degradation or fragmentation and proactively improving habitat quality for these plants and animals is more efficient and effective. This is the goal of the Service's Ohio Ecological Services Field Office and the Ohio Department of Transportation (DOT). Working together, the two agencies have developed trust and understanding, culminating in meaningful conservation.




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We have Ecological Services Field Offices in each of the eight upper Midwest States. For project reviews, Section 7 consultation, or information about endangered species that you do not find on this site, please contact the Field Office in your state.



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May 12, 2016: East Lansing Field Office Participates in Steering Committee Meeting for hydro dams, impoundments and project lands management.



March 18, 2016: Agencies Release Draft Plan to Study Movement of Heavy Metals in the Lead Mining Area of Southeast Missouri

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Southeast Missouri NRDA

March 1, 2016: Open House to Initiate Public Review of the Draft Restoration Plan / Environmental Assessment for the Green Point Area Restoration Project

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Saginaw Bay NRDA


Tobica Sound in Saginaw Bay, Michigan.


Feb. 29, 2016: University Researchers and Agencies Release Draft Assessment Plan Addendum to Study Lead Effects on Songbirds: Study is part of Natural Resource Damage Assessment in Southeast Missouri


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Southeast Missouri NRDA

Collecting a blood sample from a captured bird.


Feb. 2, 2016: Michigan Will Receive A $900,000 Grant to Conserve Coastal Wetlands Connecting Negwegon State Park

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Lake Michigan beach


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Last updated: May 23, 2016