The Montana Ecological Services Field Office coordinates with federal and state agencies, local governments, private and non-governmental organizations, and tribes to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats within the state of Montana for the continuing benefit of the American people.

What We Do

Our primary activities include the oversight and evaluation of federally funded, licensed, or permitted projects to insure compliance with, or to provide comments and recommendations relative to, the Endangered Species Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Section 404 permit evaluations as defined by the Clean Water Act.  Additionally, we also provide expertise on a wide array of environmental contaminant issues affecting fish and wildlife resources.

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 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is responsible for implementing the Endangered Species Act to protect and recover listed species of plants and animals native to the United States and its territories. We consult on actions authorized, funded or carried out by other federal agencies to determine the impacts of an action on listed species.  This includes coordination with federal, state, local and private entities in the preservation of listed species.  We also work with other scientists to develop recovery plans in order to identify actions necessary to conserve listed species and increase their numbers.

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