Spring Storm in the Great Basin Red Cliffs Desert Tortoise Reserve After a Spring Storm in the Great Basin Hunting Upland Birds at Kingsbury Lake Waterfowl Production Area Sandhill Migration on the Platte River Badlands Sunrise The Green River at Ouray NWR North Park Lupines Moab Sunset
Colorado Ecological Services
Mountain-Prairie Region
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About Us


Black Footed Ferret

Photo Credit: USFWS

Colorado’s Ecological Services takes the lead in conserving Colorado's imperiled species by fostering partnerships, employing scientific excellence, and developing a workforce of conservation leaders. As the principal Federal partner responsible for administering the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Ecological Services carries out its responsibilities under the ESA by supporting Service priorities, which include:

  • Recovery of listed species,
  • Prevention of imperiled species and habitat from becoming more imperiled, and
  • Protection of vulnerable trust resources.

The Colorado Ecological Services believes the achievement of these conservation priorities, will be through fostering partnerships with state and federal agencies, local governments, conservation entities, and with the Tribal and private landowners of Colorado.

We have two offices to efficiently serve our conservation partners. The Denver office works primarily on Colorado’s Eastern Slope and the Grand Junction office works primarily on the Western Slope. 

For more information, Contact Us:
Denver Office, phone: (303) 236-4773, email: ColoradoES@fws.gov
Grand Junction Office, phone (970) 243-2778, email: GrandJunctionES@fws.gov

Colorado is also home to the National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center. The Center has developed a successful captive breeding program, which establishes breeding adults in captivity, while continuing to return black-footed ferrets to the wild. For more black-footed ferret recovery information, please visit the Service's website or the Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team's website


The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with Others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American People.
Last modified: July 08, 2019
All Images Credit to and Courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Unless Specified Otherwise.
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