Our Services

The Arkansas 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. Services offered include:

  • Safe Harbor Agreements for listed species in the Ouachita, Caddo, upper Little Red River and upper Saline
  • Technical assistance and cost-share for voluntary land management practices including, but not limited to, prescribed fire, cave gates, prairie restoration, monarch projects, streambank stabilization, livestock fencing, timber stand improvements, bottomland hardwood restoration and pine-savanna management
  • Section 7 Section 7
    Section 7 Consultation The Endangered Species Act (ESA) directs all Federal agencies to work to conserve endangered and threatened species and to use their authorities to further the purposes of the Act. Section 7 of the Act, called "Interagency Cooperation," is the mechanism by which Federal agencies ensure the actions they take, including those they fund or authorize, do not jeopardize the existence of any listed species.

    Learn more about Section 7
  • Habitat Conservation Plans

If you are in need of a service, please contact our office directly using the contact us tab to the left.

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....

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...

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...

Two curious animals with long necks and what looks like black masks around their eyes peek out from a burrow in the ground.

​A Safe Harbor Agreement (SHA) is a voluntary agreement involving private or other non-federal property owners whose actions contribute to the recovery of species listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The agreement is between cooperating non-federal property...