Ecological Services
Conserving the Nature of America
Meet the Biologist

Paige Najvar.

The big state of Texas is home to one of the world's tiniest toads. Unfortunately, rapid declines in its population make it challenging for this imperiled species to survive. Fortunately, the Houston toad has Paige Najvar ...

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What We Do


The Ecological Services Program is a leader in conserving our nations' imperiled species and their habitats, ensuring that sustainable populations of fish, wildlife, and plants continue to thrive for future generations.

Where We Work

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With offices in all 50 states, the Ecological Services Program is working with you to meet the challenge of conserving the nature of America. Click on the map to find an Ecological Services Field Office in your state.

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News

Service Sends Coastal Barrier Resource System Report to Congress with Updated Maps for 65 Units

The Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) of 1982 is a map-based law that continues to serve as a free-market approach to natural resource conservation by protecting undeveloped coastal barrier habitat from intensive development. While development within the Coastal Barrier Resource System (CBRS) is allowed, most federal expenditures and financial assistance that encourage development – such as flood insurance – are prohibited, meaning private developers or other non-federal parties must bear the full cost. This saves taxpayer money and helps conserve these vitally important, biologically rich areas.
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Last updated: November 29, 2016