Our Services

We offer multiple services connected to wildlife conservation:

  • Evaluate current conditions for imperiled species, model future conditions and develop recovery implementation strategies for some of the most imperiled listed, proposed, or rare-endemic species in our work area 
  • Collaborate with others to recreate natural channel designs to restore hydrology and vegetation to benefit fish and mussels.
  • Fund and help conduct surveys on at-risk species; 
  • Help private landowner introduce prescribed fire to grasslands-and other management actions- to benefit imperiled species like the Venus flytrap.
  • Conduct consultation, habitat conservation planning activities, and candidate conservation activities under the Endangered Species Act; 
  • Reduce impacts to fish, wildlife, and their habitats in the state from federally funded or authorized projects (e.g., Federal Energy Regulatory Commission activities)
  • Conserve wetlands through the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act
  • Plan and implement stakeholder engagement strategies to promote conservation of rare aquatic species in key locations of our work area
  • Identify, reduce, and prevent contamination of fish and wildlife resources through technical assistance, investigations, monitoring, and technical reviews of environmental contaminant issues
  •  Protect the ecological integrity of our national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries statewide
  • Conserve migratory birds
  •  Conduct education and outreach activities in support of fish and wildlife conservation
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...

Monarch butterfly sitting on flower

NOTE: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) finalized new Endangered Species Act (ESA) section 10(a) implementing regulations, which became effective on May 13, 2024. The changes simplify section 10(a)(1)(A) by combining Candidate Conservation...

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....