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 avoid, minimize, and mitigate threats to our nation's natural resources.

What We Do

Our Services

We provide national leadership in the conservation of coastal areas and wetlands; restoration of natural resources injured by hazardous substances; environmental reviews of federal projects; listing and recovery candidate, threatened, and endangered species; and management of decision support and mapping tools.

Our Laws and Regulations

We are responsible for implementing numerous laws, including the Endangered Species Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, Coastal Barrier Resources Act, Federal Power Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and Sikes Act.

Latest Stories and Topics

Our Library

Our mission to protect species and their habitats includes the creation of many outputs, including reports, images, videos, news stories, and more. Whether you’re looking for a specific document pertaining to the work we do or information on an authority we administer, you can find it here.