Projects and Research

Our office provides funding, staff manpower and expertise to projects and research spearheaded by both our office and other federal and state agencies or NGO's.  These projects and research are vital to habitat restoration and species recovery. 

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife program provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners to restore and enhance fish and wildlife habitat on their property. The program’s focus is to restore habitat to benefit federally listed and at-risk species.

Who's Eligible?

Technical assistance is available to all landowners. Financial assistance can not be spent on...

Native plants for residential landscaping

At the Alabama Field Office, we spend most of our days conducting surveys, completing consultations and evaluating the best available science to help recover imperiled species.  Our heavy workload leaves us with little downtime. But occasionally, we take on side projects. As natural lovers of the great outdoors, it's no surprise that many...

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in conjunction with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Geological Survey of Alabama have selected watersheds and river segments in the five HUC-4 subregions in Alabama to focus conservation activities for managing, protecting, restoring, and recovering populations of rare fishes, mussels, snails, and crayfishes. These...

The Birmingham Metropolitan area is home to three federally listed species of percids: Watercress Darter (Etheostoma nuchale), Vermilion Darter (Etheostoma chermocki), and the Rush Darter (Etheostoma phytophilum). Because these species are geographically restricted to an area that has long been subjected to development pressures and industrial perturbations, partnership-driven protection and...