Welcome to the Virginia Field Office of Ecological Services website. We are located in Gloucester, Virginia. We have a sub-office located in Abingdon, Virginia and a biologist located remotely at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.
The Ecological Services function of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is responsible for the conservation and restoration of fish and wildlife habitat. Ecological Services staff use the best available science and sound managerial techniques to further the Service’s mission to conserve, protect, and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats. Ecological Services encompasses several program areas that integrate Federal authorities with social, economic and political realities to ensure sound resource decisions while recognizing the importance of a partnership approach to resource management. These programs include activities associated with implementing the Endangered Species Act, assessing the effects of environmental contaminants on fish and wildlife, restoring habitat on private lands through the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, protecting migratory birds, and reviewing Federally-funded projects for impacts to fish and wildlife.
December 6, 2012
All images by FWS unless otherwise noted.