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. In 1972, the Service first opened a program office in East Lansing—the Great Lakes Area Office now known as the Michigan Ecological Services Field Office. We work with public and private partners to conserve and restore Michigan's 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, Project Planning and Partners for Fish and Wildlife.
Other Facilities in this Complex
In East Lansing, the Ecological Services program is co-located with several other Service programs:
- Partners for Fish and Wildlife: Michigan Private Lands Office
- Migratory Bird Program: Upper Mississippi-Great Lakes Joint Venture
- Science Applications
- National Wildlife Refuge System
- National Park Service (Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program)
As a complexed facility with many programs, staff in East Lansing work collaboratively on a variety of Michigan and multi-state efforts.