Welcome to Kentucky Ecological Services Field Station
The Frankfort Field Office provides assistance to Federal and State agencies, local governments, businesses, and the general public relative to conserving, protecting, and restoring habitat for migratory birds and federally threatened and endangered species. Our assistance is typically provided through six programs: pre-development consultation, federal permits and projects, endangered species, environmental
contaminants, partners for fish and wildlife, and education/outreach.
Learn About the USFWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Kentucky
Credit: Brent Harrel - USFWS
Approximately 94% of Kentucky is privately owned, and without conservation efforts on private lands, our trust resources would simply not recover. Many private landowners in Kentucky want to restore and conserve habitats for fish and wildlife resources, but often lack the financial support and technical knowledge necessary to accomplish this task. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife program, along with its other conservation partners, helps to satisfy this need by conserving, protecting and restoring quality fish and wildlife habitat for federal trust species on private lands.
White-nose syndrome in Bats:
- White nose syndrome and what's being done to prepare for it in the Southeast (pdf 853 KB)
- Your help needed to protect hibernating bats
- Map of area
- More white nose syndrome information (Northeast Region)
Indiana Bat in Kentucky
The Indiana bat is a small bat with dark gray to blackish, brown fur, found across much of the eastern United States. It is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). It was first listed as a result of large numbers of Indiana bat deaths caused by human disturbance during hibernation. Read More