About Us

North Dakota Ecological Services is part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Mountain-Prairie Region and serves all of North Dakota. 

Ecological Services' biologists are highly trained and experts at working with at-risk and endangered species, providing technical assistance related to conservation planning and renewable energy, environmental contaminants and natural resource damage remediation, as well as conducting environmental restoration, field and aquatic research, and community outreach and education. 

Our staff coordinate with Federal, State, Tribal, private, and non-governmental organizations and agencies as well as private landowners within North Dakota and surrounding States; frequently functioning as planners, negotiators, coordinators, and conservation advocates in an effort to fulfill our natural resource mandates.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office in Bismarck may be unique in the Service in that it includes not only Ecological Services, but also Partners for Fish and Wildlife, Wetland Acquisition Office, the Habitat and Population Evaluation Team, Office of Law Enforcement, Missouri River Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, and an archeologist for North Dakota.  Having all these divisions collocated is recognized within the Service as an outstanding asset of the North Dakota Office.

Our Mission

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's mission is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.