Ways to Get Involved

The Arlington, Texas, Ecological Services Field Office frequently works with individual citizens, schools, local communities, public and private organizations, and state and other federal agencies. Volunteers and college students have assisted our office with research projects and ongoing conservation efforts. Our partnerships with private landowners are particularly vital to conserving and protecting our federal trust resources. Our office takes advantage of several national, youth-oriented internship programs offered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, including the Directorate Fellowship Program, Pathways Program, and Student Conservation Association. Please reach out to our office to find out more about these programs or to see how you can get involved!  

Volunteering

Our Field Office values working with volunteers and partners interested in the conservation, management, and restoration of fish and wildlife resources. Opportunities to volunteer can vary seasonally and by project. We encourage anyone interested in volunteering to contact our office to find out if opportunities are currently available. 

Our Partners

The Arlington, Texas, Ecological Services Field Office works with a variety of partners who have an interest in conserving and protecting threatened and endangered species, or other at-risk species, and their habitats. Enduring partnerships with private landowners are vital to conserve these habitats in a state where more than 98% of land is in private ownership. Our existing partnerships are as wide-ranging and diverse as the Texas landscape itself, spanning every county in north Texas, and we are always looking for new partners with which to collaborate. Please contact our office if you are interested in finding out more about partnership opportunities with the Service.  

Outreach

Our office frequently attends a variety of community-based outreach events and festivals throughout the year, including Earth Day in Dallas. Our office also has information on a variety of programs and ongoing conservation available to the public. Opportunities for public participation and interaction with our office varies based on our conservation workload, time of year, and resources. If you are interested in learning more about upcoming events or getting involved, please contact our office for more details.  

Education Programs

The Arlington, Texas, Ecological Services Field office sponsors an annual art exhibition for school age children (K -12) that focuses on threatened and endangered species. A request for submissions is typically posted on our website each spring. All art work submitted to us will be compiled and made available on our webpage. 

Internships are occasionally available for undergraduate and graduate students through programs such as the Student Conservation Association and the Directorate Fellows Program. 

Our staff often volunteer their time with our partners to participate in student science fairs, youth inner city fishing events, and school presentations.  

Please contact our office for more information regarding these opportunities.