Rock Island Ecological Services Field Office
Midwest Region




Richard C. Nelson
Field Office Supervisor


Kraig McPeek

Assistant Office Supervisor

Rock Island Field Office

Ecological Services
1511 47th Avenue
Moline, IL  61265

Phone:  309-757-5800
Fax: 309-757-5807
Federal Relay:  800-877-8339






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We work with public and private entities to conserve and restore endangered species, migratory birds, wetlands, and other important fish and wildlife resources in the States of Illinois and Iowa.

Above: Northern riffleshells.  Photograph by USFWS; Kristen Lundh.


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Featured Story

Recovery of the Federally Listed Endangered
Clubshell and Northern Riffleshell Mussels
in the State of Illinois


January 11, 2013


Fish and Wildlife Biologist Drew Becker from the Rock Island, Illinois Ecological Services Field Office is part of an assembly line to measure and glue on numbered tags for stocking endangered mussels in the Vermilion River Watershed, Illinois.
Photograph by USFWS; Mike Coffey


The Rock Island, IL Ecological Services Field Office in working with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois Natural History Survey, and private landowners has helped restore a group of very rare mussels in Illinois waters. The restoration project was funded by a natural resource damage settlement. See the link below for more details on the mussel reintroduction and augmentation project in the Vermilion River Watershed in eastern Illinois.


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vermilion River Mussel Project Web Page




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Last updated: January 14, 2012