Midwest Region
Conserving the Nature of America

Bison at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

Habitat and Wildlife


The Midwest Region plays an integral role in management of the Nation's migratory bird resource in the Mississippi Flyway.


The Midwest Region works with members of Congress and their staffs on many issues involving our trust resources.

PawEcological Services

Ecological Services manages the following programs: Habitat Conservation, Endangered Species, Contaminants, and Private Lands.

PawEcosystem Conservation

Provides information about each of the ecosystems found in Region 3.

PawEndangered Species

More than 60 species are Federally listed as endangered or threatened in Region 3. Find out more about these species, including photos and the states in which they are now found.

PawEnvironmental Contaminants

Learn what Service staff are doing to prevent and identify environmental contamination, and to restore those areas impacted by contaminants

PawFire Management

Learn more about fire management in the Midwest, including the Service's Rural Fire Assistance Program.


Check here for more information about Offices of Fishery Resources, National Fish Hatcheries, and Fish Health Centers

PawHunting and Fishing Regulations

A directory of hunting and fishing regulations and resources currently available in electronic pdf format

PawInside Region 3

Learn of some of the accomplishments throughout the Midwest from this online publication.


Joint Ventures

Partners with the Service play a key role in meeting conservation goals.

PawLaw Enforcement

Law Enforcement is an important resource tool that is essential for the sound management and conservation of the Nation's wildlife resources.


Tap into the Service's GIS mapping technologies and spatial data systems. (this data is available on the FWS national web site)

PawNational Wildlife Refuges

There are 46 National Wildlife Refuges in Region 3 hosting nearly 7.5 million visits last year. We invite you to learn more about them.

This site contains links to current Environmental Assessments, Impact Statements and other documents related to sites found in the Region.

PawNorth American Waterfowl Management Plan

Learn more about the Plan and the Joint Ventures that benefit our fish, wildlife and habitat in the Midwest


Learn what biologists are doing in the Midwest to restore damaged areas to the conditions they would be in minus hazardous substances.

PawPartners for Wildlife

This program works with private landowners to restore wetlands, prairie, streams, and watersheds through voluntary cost share agreements.

PawPeer Review/Information Quality

To improve the quality and credibility of scientific information for regulatory decisions, the Service has implemented a formal "peer review" process for influential scientific documents. Also visit the national Peer Review site.


Planning for new and existing National Wildlife Refuges to preserve and improve fish and wildlife, their habitats and the human environment.


The Division of Realty focuses on new lands, conservation plans, and managing real estate records.

PawTribal Grants

The Service administers Tribal Wildlife and Tribal Landowner Incentive Program grants toward approved resource projects.


Region 3 includes 11 Wetlands Management Districts. Learn more about where they are located and the programs they offer.

PawWildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs

Working in partnership with States, this program administers grants to protect and enhance wildlife and habitat.

Last updated: April 9, 2015