We are the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office responsible for the following activities in Michigan: administering the Endangered Species Act; identifying sources of environmental contamination, assessing impacts of contaminants to fish and wildlife resources and helping to restore contaminated habitats; ensuring that fish and wildlife are considered by federal agencies during project planning for construction of roads, bridges, dams and other infrastructure; working with partners to restore and protect coastal resources, enhance fish passage and control exotic invasive species around the Great Lakes through the Great Lakes Coastal Program.

What We Do

We work with others to restore wildlife habitat and populations, including though endangered species recovery efforts. Our office reviews hundreds of project plans within Michigan each year so planners can move forward while meeting the requirements of several federal laws. We work to understand and make the public whole for damages caused to natural resources from the release of environmental contaminants. We administer certain grants and provide technical assistance, including through our Coastal Program.

Our Organization

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The Ecological Services Program works to restore and protect healthy populations of fish, wildlife, and plants and the environments upon which they depend. Using the best available science, we work with federal, state, Tribal, local, and non-profit stakeholders, as well as private land owners, to...

Our Species

The Michigan Ecological Services Field Office works to prevent the extinction and recover our nation’s most imperiled species. We focus our efforts on many species, including the piping plover, Mitchell’s satyr butterfly, Poweshiek skipperling, Kirtland’s warbler, bald eagles, freshwater mussels and many more.

Projects and Research

Our Library

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This library contains a collection of materials (pdfs, word docs, excel docs, etc.) referenced in the Michigan Determination Key (D-key). This collection is specifically relevant for the state of Michigan.
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This collection includes documents referenced in the Midwest Region Section 7 Consultations Service page, as well as a break down of each of the steps.
An aerial view of newly replaced culvert on a dirt road in rural Alaska. Cars and construction machines are parked on the road above the culvert, and a stream of water cuts through the greenery of pine trees and foliage.
This library contains documents that facilitate collaboration with Michigan's transportation agencies, including our biannual transportation newsletter.
Information for Michigan Insecticide Applicators

The purpose of this document is to provide a resource about sensitive insect species for insecticide applicators in Michigan. Insect species are critical for a healthy ecosystem. Insects pollinate fruits, flowers, and vegetables, decompose organic waste so nutrients can be reused by plants, and...

Get Involved

Many opportunities exist to help to restore and protect wildlife and native plants in Michigan. Consider providing habitat for pollinators, bats and other beneficial species by using native plants in your garden. Help wildlife thrive by being a responsible pet owner, gardening organically and preventing the spread of invasive species invasive species
An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

Learn more about invasive species

Location and Contact Information