The Ecological Services (ES) division of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service addresses activities associated with the Endangered Species Act. ES is responsible for protecting fish, wildlife and their habitats, including federally threatened and endangered species and migratory birds. ES insures that any project that uses federal funds, requires a federal permit or involves a federal agency is in compliance with the Endangered Species Act.
Federal agencies must consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s ES Division if it appears that any work they authorize, fund or carry out may affect a species that is, or is proposed to be, listed as an endangered species. ES reviews these federally-funded projects and works with partners to identify reasonable and prudent measures that minimize impacts to endangered species and their habitats. In addition, ES assesses the effects of environmental contaminants on fish and wildlife and they restore habitat on private lands through the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program.
The Ecological Services Office for the South Texas Region is based out of Corpus Christi with a sub-office in Alamo stationed out of the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.
The Corpus Christi ES office oversees activities in the following counties: Aransas, Atascosa, Bee, Brooks, Calhoun, Dewitt, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kenedy, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Wilson and Zavala.
The Alamo ES sub-office oversees activities in the following counties: Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Willacy, Webb and Zapata. In addition, this office works on border issues that address a bi-national effort to protect shared species and habitats between South Texas and Mexico, including the establishment of a wildlife corridor on both sides of the border.
Corpus Christi Ecological Services Field Office
6300 Ocean Drive, TAMU-CC, Unit 5837
Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5837
Alamo Ecological Services Sub-Office
Rt. 2 Box 202A
Alamo, Texas 78516
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program
Endangered Species Act
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
Safe Harbor Agreements