Ecological Services
Conserving the Nature of America
Meet the Biologist

Melissa Mata-Gonzales is the lead biologist for 15 different fish species in New Mexico and is also the Tribal Liaison for our New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office.

Jay Davis, a resource contaminant specialist in our Pacific Region, works with environmental toxics. Jay says he asks, "What does pollution do, what do contaminants do to fish and birds and other wildlife?"

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What We Do

The Ecological Services Program is a leader in conserving our nations' imperiled species and their habitats, ensuring that sustainable populations of fish, wildlife, and plants continue to thrive for future generations.

Where We Work

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With offices in all 50 states, the Ecological Services Program is working with you to meet the challenge of conserving the nature of America. Click on the map to find an Ecological Services Field Office in your state.

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Karner blue butterfly. Credit: Joel Trick/USFWSFederal Agencies Finalize Revised Rules to Improve Implementation of the Endangered Species Act

Building on the success of the Obama Administration in improving regulations and in implementing the Endangered Species Act in new and innovative ways, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service today finalized a policy and two rules that will provide a clearer, more consistent and predictable process for designating critical habitat.

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Last updated: February 5, 2016