Environmental Quality Division

Working to reduce the effects of contaminants and other stressful impacts on fish wildlife and their habitats and to plan, implement and monitor restoration projects so that fish and wildlife resources can be recovered.

Contaminant workers
Contaminant Workers
Photo: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Investigations and Prevention Branch

The Investigations and Prevention and Branch works with others to conduct field studies to determine sources of pollution and to investigate pollution effects on fish and wildlife and their habitat. We also work with federal and state agencies to assure water quality regulations are protective of threatened and endangered species and other fish and wildlife resources.

Learn more about our investigations.

Natural Resources Damage Assessment and Restoration Branch (NRDAR)

When oil or hazardous substances enter the environment, fish, wildlife and other natural resources can be injured. Our NRDAR Branch identifies the natural resources injured, determines the extent of the injuries, recovers damages from those responsible, and plans and carries out natural resource restoration activities.

Learn more about our projects and successes