Spring Storm in the Great Basin Red Cliffs Desert Tortoise Reserve After a Spring Storm in the Great Basin Hunting Upland Birds at Kingsbury Lake Waterfowl Production Area Sandhill Migration on the Platte River Badlands Sunrise The Green River at Ouray NWR North Park Lupines Moab Sunset
North Dakota Ecological Services
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North Dakota Field Office


Ecological Services

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The North Dakota Ecological Services Field Office manages Fish and Wildlife Service programs for the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats within North Dakota for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Ecological Services' biologists coordinate with Federal, State, private, and non-governmental organizations and agencies within North Dakota, surrounding States, and Canadian provinces; frequently functioning as planners, negotiators, coordinators, and conservation advocates in an effort to fulfill our natural resource mandates.

Our primary activities include the oversight and evaluation of federally funded projects to insure compliance with, or to provide comments and recommendations relative to, the Endangered Species Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Section 404 permit evaluations as defined by the Clean Water Act.  Additionally, we also provide expertise on a wide array of environmental contaminant issues affecting fish and wildlife resources.

In recent years, we have established ourselves as a leading agency in the development and application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology in North Dakota. Integrating GIS technology into our Field Office greatly increases our ability to analyze, monitor, and report on a wide range of natural resource issues from across the state.


The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with Others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American People.
Last modified: July 09, 2019
All Images Credit to and Courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Unless Specified Otherwise.
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