Ecological Services
Conserving the Nature of America
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Jenny Marek discusses clean-up of the Refugio Oil Spill and wildlife recovery efforts. Photo by USFWS.

In sunny California, along the southern and central coast made up of mountain ranges and beaches, Jenny Marek and team work to support a bright future for both people and 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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Wetlands provide important habitat to wildlife like the Canada geese and white-tailed deer, pictured here at Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge in Michigan.Service Introduces Powerful Upgraded Tool, Key in Understanding and Conserving Nation's Wetlands

Today the Service rolled out a greatly improved National Wetlands Mapper, which will allow the public and our diverse partners from industry, state, federal and local governments, and conservation groups to better understand and sustainably manage the nation’s wetlands. The upgrade represents a dramatic improvement in the tools’ ability to measure potential impacts to wetlands, track contaminants, and identify wildlife habitats and corridors. The latter is key to addressing wildlife impacts of climate change.

Wetlands are home to countless wildlife and imperiled species, offer recreational opportunities and protect against flooding. They also ensure clean water by removing excess nutrients, toxic substances and sediments from the waters that flow through them. By the mid-1980s America had lost almost half of its original wetlands.

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Last updated: May 26, 2016