What We Do
We work with our partners in the state, other federal agencies, nonprofits and industry to restore, monitor and maintain fish and other aquatic resources. We aid in recovery of species listed as threatened or endangered and continue to help prevent new aquatic species from becoming listed. We offer various types of technical assistance and work towards conservation of habitat in the southeast region, ensuring these resources are here for future generations.
Our Projects and Research
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working to restore alligator gar (Atractosteus spatula) populations in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. Gar are not currently federally-listed as threatened or endangered. However, in some areas their populations have substantially decreased over the past 50 years prompting most states within their historic range to enact...