Midwest Region - Michigan Field Office Conserving the nature of America

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
in the Midwest

The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.
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Ecological Services

We work with public and private entities to conserve and restore Michigan's endangered species, migratory birds, wetlands, and other important fish and wildlife resources.


Conservation Planning Assistance


Project Planning and Technical Assistance

slope protection measures

Project Planning biologists work directly with Federal agencies on development projects to ensure that the environment and our natural resources are protected. 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. Our work includes reviewing and providing recommendations on plans and development designs, crafting mitigation plans, providing expertise in wildlife and habitat science, and serving as members on planning teams.


These guidances are available to project proponents:


Wind Energy Guidance - (links to the Regional Website)


Communication Tower Guidelines

2013 Revised Guidance on Communication Towers - Guidelines only

Supporting Information for the 2013 Revised Guidance on Communication Towers - Includes Guidelines and supporting information. This document begins with information from a webinar presented by Dr. Albert M. Manville.


Birds of Conservation Concern in Michigan


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