What We Do
We provide biological advice to other federal and state agencies, industry, and members of the public in Nebraska concerning the protection and conservation of federally threatened and endangered species listed under the Endangered Species Act, migratory birds on the 10.13 list under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, eagles protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and their habitats. Ways our biologists protect and conserve fish and wildlife, and the habitat they depend upon is by reviewing and providing recommendations on plans and project designs to avoid, minimize, or compensate for harmful impacts to fish and wildlife; by investigating the effects of contaminants on fish and wildlife resources; providing expertise in wildlife and habitat science; and serving as members on planning teams under the authority of the laws administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and Fish and Wildlife Protection Act) and other authorities not administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, Federal Power Act to name a few), that provide conservation for fish and wildlife species and their habitats.