At Georgia Ecological Services, we are working to protect and recover threatened and endangered plants and animals and their habitats, from the Blue Ridge mountains to the coastal salt marshes.
Our team is based out of three field offices in Athens, Fort Benning, and Townsend, Georgia. With expertise ranging from mountains to estuaries across Georgia’s diverse ecoregions, our biologists are working to conserve rare and imperiled species, like the Etowah darter and the black-spored quillwort, and promote the restoration of Georgia’s heritage landscapes, such as longleaf pine ecosystems. To learn more, please visit our Projects and Research page.
We work with federal, state, and local agencies, universities, private landowners, and communities to:
- Protect and recover federally-listed, rare and imperiled species;
- Compile and analyze data for decisions regarding Endangered Species Act protection;
- Restore habitat through the Partners for Fish and Wildlife and Coastal programs;
- Minimize or avoid impacts to plant, fish, wildlife, and their habitats by coordinating with project managers on federally authorized or funded projects and promoting best management practices across Georgia;
- Engage Georgia’s communities through education and outreach activity in support of plant, fish, and wildlife conservation.
The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Georgia Ecological Services Field Office is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.