Welcome to the Arizona Ecological Services Field Office. Within Arizona, we have offices in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Tucson. We work to protect endangered and threatened species, migratory birds, freshwater fish and wildlife habitat in Arizona. There are more than 60 threatened and endangered plants and animals throughout the state. We collaborate with many private, Tribal, City, County, State, Federal and other organizations and partners to preserve and protect living resources of Arizona ecosystems. In addition, we have staff who focus on environmental contaminants, and who work specifically with tribal and private partners to benefit wildlife on non-federal lands.
What We Do
Our mission is to work with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
Arizona is an ecologically diverse state that provides habitat to a wide variety of plants and animals. The state contains part or all of the four North American deserts: the Sonoran, Chihuahuan, Mojave, and Great Basin. In addition, Arizona is known for its grasslands, forests, mountains, and rivers, which cover many biological zones of life, from lowland hot, dry deserts to high-altitude cooler, wetter coniferous forests and alpine tundra. There are 72 threatened, endangered, or candidate species in Arizona, including 10 mammals, 9 birds, 5 reptiles, 2 amphibians, 21 fishes, 2 snails, 1 insect, and 22 plants. Many of these species also have designated critical habitat.