About Us

The Texas Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office is part of a network of field stations located throughout the nation that works to conserve fish and aquatic resources. Biologists from the Arctic Circle to the Florida Keys work to restore native species, including protect imperiled species and their habitats; monitor and control 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.

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; evaluate native fish stocks and their habitats; and prescribe remedial measures to fix problems.  

Our field stations provide technical assistance to Tribes; collaborate on fishery restoration with the National Fish Hatchery System; supervise subsistence use by rural Alaskans on federal lands; conduct scientific studies into fishery problems; restore habitat through the National Fish Passage Program and the National Fish Habitat Action Plan; and they collaborate with partners to conserve migratory fishes that cross multiple jurisdictions. 

The Texas Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office promotes native self-sustaining ecosystems through leadership in fish restoration, fisheries research, monitoring, and non-native invasive species prevention. We assist managers in making sound decisions that build sustainable fisheries, recover endangered and threatened species, and maintain healthy ecosystems and habitats throughout Texas and the Gulf of Mexico. We provide expertise in fish culture, stream ecology and fish biology, population monitoring & assessment, and conservation genetics. 

Our Mission

Since 1871, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been applying science-based approaches to conservation challenges. We work with our partners and engage the public to conserve, restore, and enhance fish and other aquatic resources for the continuing benefit of the American people. Conservation is at the heart of what we do, and we recognize that we do this work for the American people–both the present generation who benefit today and future generations who will inherit our legacy of conserving America’s aquatic resources. 

Our History

In February 2010 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reestablished the Texas Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office in San Marcos, Texas after a 12-year absence. Our office is located at the San Marcos Aquatic Resource Center in central Texas.  

In 2015, the Texas Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office expanded to form a coastal sub-office located in League City, Texas. 

Other Facilities in this Complex

The Texas Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office is located in San Marcos, Texas, at the San Marcos Aquatic Resource Center in central Texas.  

Our Coastal Office is located in League City, Texas, with the Clear Lake Ecological Services Field Office near Houston.