Our Services

The Alabama Ecological Services Field Offices provides a variety of options to help partners, landowners, state and local agencies, tribes, businesses, and private citizens protect important habitat, and increase species' populations, while reducing threats to their survival, so they can be removed from federal protection. 

To better understand these wild places, we map, monitor, and inventory our nation's wetlands. We provide guidance and expertise to protect wildlife for projects such as wind farms and large-scale transportation developments while meeting our society's growing energy and transportation needs. 

In Alabama, we have a specialized team of biologists who are committed to working with members of the public to ensure best management practices are followed on development projects. 

Butterfly rests on tall flowering plant.

The purpose of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is to provide a means to conserve the ecosystems upon which endangered and threatened species depend and provide a program for the conservation of such species. The ESA directs all federal agencies to participate in conserving these species....

Mojave desert tortoise

Since two-thirds of federally listed species have at least some habitat on private land, and some species have most of their remaining habitat on private land, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has developed an array of tools and incentives to protect the...

Monarch butterfly sitting on flower

Candidate species are plants and animals for which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has enough information regarding their biological status and threats to propose them as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), but listing is currently precluded by higher...