Tennessee Ecological Services Field Office
Southeast Region
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Welcome to Tennessee Ecological Services Field Office


The Tennessee Field Office provides assistance to Federal and State agencies, local governments, businesses, and the general public relative to conserving, protecting, and restoring habitat for migratory birds and federally threatened and endangered species. Our assistance is typically provided through six programs: pre-development consultation, federal permits and projects, endangered species, environmental
contaminants, partners for fish and wildlife, and education/outreach.



Conserving Imperiled Aquatic Species in the Upper Tennessee River Basin


Published on Sep 10, 2015

A team of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service scientists, with assistance from U.S. Geological Survey, have developed a collaborative conservation strategy examining cost-effective approaches for efforts to conserve and manage 36 imperiled freshwater fish and mussel species in the 22,360 square-mile Upper Tennessee River Basin. The strategy identifies aquatic species conservation objectives and recommends a management approach for conserving and recovering prioritized species and locations across the basin. It is designed to help the Service better integrate its efforts internally and with those of partners in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, whose missions complement the goal of maximizing conservation and recovery of imperiled aquatic species and the ecosystems upon which they depend.



White Fringeless Orchid Featured on Tennessee Wild Side



Sequatchie Caddisfly Featured on Tennessee Wildside

Sequatchie Caddisfly

Photo Credit: Tennessee Wildside

Watch the Video on the Tennessee Wildside website





Current Topics:


Indiana Bat

White Nose Syndrome

Indiana Bats

Indiana Bat Sites in
Tenneessee Map (.pdf)

indiana bat sites map


Animals being considered for the endangered species list

Sequatchie caddisfly

Tennessee cave beetles

White-fringeless orchid


Tools for
Project Review



Endangered Species List
by County, Quadrangle or Watershed

Threatened and Endangered Species in Tennessee

Check for the presence of Endangered Species in your project area with IPac

Scope for wetlands in your project area with the National Wetlands Inventory Mapper

Critical Habitat
What is Critical Habitat? (.pdf)
Critical Habitat Mapper

USFWS Clearance to Proceed with Projects letter


Documents and Notices

Bald Eagle Management Guidelines and Conservation Measures

Windpower Guidance for Bald Eagle Management

5 Year Review for the Painted Snake Coiled Forest Snail

Spring Creek Bladderpod Recovery Plan

2008 Rare Fishes Meeting Notes


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Last updated: January 12, 2016
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