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in the Midwest

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Conservation Planning

 

Mussels of all types in a stream bed
Photo by USFWS

 

Barge working on construction in the middle of a river

Photo by USFWS

Conservation Planning biologists work with Federal agencies on development projects to ensure that the environment and our natural resources are protected. Some of the types of Federal projects that we review include highway construction, cell towers, mining, energy development, flood control, and navigation. All of these projects provide public benefits but they can also harm the environment without adequate thought and planning.

We help project proponents, planners, and other agencies develop plans that conserve, restore or enhance fish and wildlife while accomplishing the objectives of the proposed development. We review and make recommendations on plans and designs, craft mitigation plans, provide expertise in wildlife and habitat science, and serve as members on planning teams.

 

Midwest Conservation Planning Assistance

 

National Conservation Planning Assistance

 

Midwest Wind Energy Development

 

 

To request help or for more information, please contact:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Ecological Services Field Office
1511 47th Avenue
Moline, ILĀ  61265

Phone: 309-757-5800


 

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