Marion Ecological Services Office
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Phone: 612-713-5360

5600 American Blvd. West., Suite 990
Bloomington, MN 55437-1458

Ecological Services Sub-Office


Contacting the Office:

Assistant Field Supervisor: Vacant
e-mail: or

8588 Route 148
Marion, IL 62959-4565
Phone: 618-997-3344, ext. 345
Fax: 618-997-8961
TTY: 1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay)

Office Facts

• Established: 1980

• FY 2000 Budget: $135,000

• Staff: One

• Administered by Rock Island Field Office

• Work Area: Southern half of Illinois and the Mississippi River from Saverton, Missouri, to Cairo, Illinois

Office Goals

• Provide expert leadership in the conservation of fish and wildlife affected by federally funded or licensed land and water development actions in Illinois, the Upper Mississippi and Lower Ohio rivers

• Help promote a healthy environment for people, fish and wildlife in Illinois, the Upper Mississippi and Lower Ohio rivers

• Help the citizens of Illinois conserve and enjoy the outdoors

Services Provided To

• Private citizens

• Federal and state agencies

• Local governments and organizations

• Other Fish and Wildlife Service offices

Activity Highlights

• Provide leadership in fish and wildlife conservation efforts relative to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' activities along the Upper Mississippi and Lower Ohio rivers, including commercial navigation, flood control and Environmental Management Program projects with emphasis on restoration of habitats for federal trust resources

• Work cooperatively with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the states of Illinois and Missouri to restore and enhance side channels in the Mississippi River and manage water levels for federal trust resources

• Provide technical assistance to the U.S. Forest Service to conserve and protect federal trust resources on the Shawnee National Forest

• Administers the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in central and southern Illinois to restore and enhance habitats for migratory birds, endangered species and aquatic species of concern

• Promote an ecosystem view of flood control projects in the American Bottoms


Last updated: May 7, 2012