North Dakota Field Office
Mountain-Prairie Region

Ecological Services

Bismarck, North Dakota

fish and wildlife service office building by USFWS
Photo by USFWS

The North Dakota Ecological Services Field Office manages Fish and Wildlife Service programs for the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats within North Dakota for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Ecological Services' biologists coordinate with Federal, State, private, and non-governmental organizations and agencies within North Dakota, surrounding States, and Canadian provinces; frequently functioning as planners, negotiators, coordinators, and conservation advocates in an effort to fulfill our natural resource mandates.

Our primary activities include the oversight and evaluation of federally funded projects to insure compliance with, or to provide comments and recommendations relative to, the Endangered Species Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Section 404 permit evaluations as defined by the Clean Water Act.  Additionally, we also provide expertise on a wide array of environmental contaminant issues affecting fish and wildlife resources.

In recent years, we have established ourselves as a leading agency in the development and application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology in North Dakota. Integrating GIS technology into our Field Office greatly increases our ability to analyze, monitor, and report on a wide range of natural resource issues from across the state.

Last updated: February 19, 2013