Since 1945, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has assisted others in project planning to help protect and restore wildlife. Beginning with water development projects, the Ecological Services program’s responsibilities were later expanded to include reviews of most federal construction projects, endangered species, environmental contaminants and a variety of conservation partnerships and grants. We work with public and private partners to conserve and restore endangered species, migratory birds, wetlands and other important fish and wildlife resources. To accomplish our mission, we use these programs: Great Lakes Coastal, Endangered Species, Environmental Contaminants, and Conservation Planning Assistance.