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South Carolina Ecological Services Field Office

Established in 1973, the South Carolina Ecological Services Field Office (SCESFO), located in Charleston, South Carolina, is primarily focused on protection and recovery of threatened and endangered species, while also supporting conservation of migratory birds, fish, and wetlands. The SCESFO also coordinates with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) to address priority species outlined in their South Carolina Wildlife Action Plan.

The SCESFO works in partnership with South Carolina’s National Wildlife Refuges and National Fish Hatcheries. Protecting over 192,000 acres of fish and wildlife habitat and providing exceptional recreational opportunities for the public, these U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service facilities serve as models for effective conservation and recovery of threatened and endangered species and other species of emerging conservation priority.

The field office provides services to private citizens, community groups, local governments, schools, conservation partners, and other federal and state agencies.

Priorities

Hunting and fishing licenses

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service does not issue licenses for hunting and fishing. Please visit the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources for to learn more about licensing.

Service area

The SCESFO covers the entire state of South Carolina: 46 counties, over 31,000 square miles, and 187 miles of general coastline.

Directions

The South Carolina Ecological Services Field Office is located in the Albemarle Point Center at 176 Croghan Spur Road in Charleston, Suite 200. Download directions.

Hours of operation

The office is open daily Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. except for federal holidays.

Reading room

Search for documents, maps, fact sheets from across the Southeast Region in the reading room.

Contact

176 Croghan Spur Road, Suite 200
Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: 843-727-4707
Fax: 843-727-4218
Email: charleston@fws.gov



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