What We Do
The New Jersey Field Office is one of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Ecological Services field stations. As such, we are charged with protecting and restoring plants and animals that the Federal government classifies as endangered or threatened. We also work with private landowners as well as municipalities to enhance the habitat value of specific sites. We investigate contaminant issues affecting fish and wildlife and prevent their further degradation or loss through habitat restoration or enhancement. We cooperate with other Federal and State agencies on a variety of regulatory issues and conservation projects. And we promote environmental education and outreach efforts.
- involvement in federal and state permit review programs for regulated activities in wetlands;
- consultation, listing and recovery of federally listed threatened and endangered species;
- conducting environmental contaminant studies, reacquisition refuge land surveys, Natural Resource Damage Assessments, and responding to oil spills and chemical discharges;
- implementing habitat restoration via our Partners for Fish and Wildlife, Coastal, and Bring Back the Natives programs;
- promoting conservation education under the Nature of Learning programs;
- conducting various outreach efforts such as the Nature of Learning and our publication of Field Notes;
- advocating sound biological science;
- reinforcing conservation partnerships for habitat protection and restoration; and
- providing efficient customer service to all of our constituency groups.
Browse through our web site to learn more about the Service’s field operations in New Jersey. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to direct them to us via e-mail, telephone, or regular mail. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the US Fish & Wildlife Service in the Garden State.
The New Jersey Field Office, located in Pleasantville, Atlantic County, implements the US Fish & Wildlife Service's Ecological Services program throughout New Jersey and its territorial waters. The US Fish & Wildlife Service is a bureau within the US Department of the Interior with the mission of "working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people."