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Ecological Services Program in the Upper Midwest

 

Understanding Contaminants of

Emerging Concern

 

Fish collection on the St. Louis River in Minnesota.

Fish collection on the St. Louis River in Minnesota.
Photo by USFWS

January 25, 2016

 

Contaminants in the environment have posed challenges for decades, but in the past several years, emerging contaminants like pharmaceuticals, fire retardants and others have prompted concern about their impact on fish and wildlife. Some impacts include feminization of male fish, irregular courtship and nest-guarding behavior, decrease in predator-escape response, and declines in prey species and sport fish populations.

 

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What We Do

Ecological Services' Region 3 Mission Statement and Goals

 


 

State Field Offices

We have Ecological Services Field Offices in each of the eight upper Midwest States. For project reviews, Section 7 consultation, or information about endangered species that you do not find on this site, please contact the Field Office in your state.

 


 

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News

 

Dec. 14, 2015: Fox River/Green Bay Landscape Conservation Design Project Kicks Off

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Fox River NRDA Home

 

Local partners meet to kick off the Lower Fox River/Green Bay Landscape Conservation Design project. - Photo Credit: Betsy Galbraith


Nov. 20, 2015: Monarch Joint Venture Meeting

 

Monarch Joint Venture participants.


Nov. 20, 2015: Columbia Ecological Services Field Office Reaches Out to Local Schools about Bats and Endangered Species

 

Service staff at school event.


Nov. 5, 2015: Urban Monarch Conservation Framework Meeting

 

Monarch butterfly


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Last updated: February 10, 2016