What We Do

We work with communities and partners across Georgia and the southeast to support conservation through:

Endangered Species Listing & Recovery

Our office coordinates and supports the recovery of federally threatened and endangered species, and species being considered for Endangered Species Act protection. We support research and active propagation efforts that support conservation and management of federally listed species. We also compile and analyze data needed to inform decisions on species listing and classification. Learn more at our Projects and Research page.

Project Planning & Review

We work closely with other federal agencies to reduce or avoid impacts to plants, fish, and wildlife from projects they fund or authorize. A few project examples include road construction and maintenance (Federal Highway Administration), logging on national forests (U.S. Forest Service), and reservoir management (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers). See our Project Planning & Review page for more detailed information.

Habitat Restoration & Management

Our Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program works with private landowners to restore longleaf pine forest, stream, and riparian riparian
Definition of riparian habitat or riparian areas.

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habitats that are home to endangered, threatened, and rare species. Projects can include implementing prescribed fire programs, identifying and eliminating sources of sediment and pollution, removing aquatic passage barriers such as derelict dams and crossing structures, and working to enhance plant, fish, and wildlife habitat on their land. Learn more at our Projects and Research page.

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Management and Conservation

Visit Project Planning & Review for detailed step-by-step guidance on how to submit projects for review and to learn about conservation measures.

Our Services

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....

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...

Adult island marble butterfly resting on a blade of grass.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) considers candidate species to be those plants and animals that are candidates for listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). These are species for which we have enough information regarding their biological status and threats to propose them as...

Juvenile gopher tortoise

Conservation banking is a market-based system for conserving species and their habitat. It consists of a partnership between a landowner, one or more government agencies, and the community of developers and others who implement or fund projects that adversely affect endangered or threatened...

Our Projects and Research

Our team supports conservation efforts at multiple scales, from on-the-ground species monitoring and habitat restoration to broader landscape-level planning.

Learn more about our efforts.