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A biologist showing off a Louisiana pinsnake.

Family adventure day in Louisiana

May 3, 2017 Learn more...

Thomas Athens (Center), David Castellanos, and Sharna Tolfree introduce Luigi, the Louisiana pinesnake, to Family Adventure Day participants. Photo by Angela Trahan, USFWS.


A small, long fish with dark spots and a long dorsal fin in an aquarium.

Final Rule to List the Pearl darter as Threatened

September 19, 2017 | 4 minute readWhat action is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) taking? The Service is protecting the Pearl darter under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as a threatened species. Threatened status means this fish may become endangered throughout a significant part of its range in the foreseeable future if steps are not taken to conserve it and its habitat. What is the Pearl darter? The Pearl darter is a freshwater fish measuring about two and a half inches in length. Learn more...

Pearl darter. Photo by Conservation Fisheries, Inc., JR Shute.


Small pink birds with rounded bills wade through the shallow water.

For coastal communities

Coastal program in Louisiana Program supports voluntary, proactive and cooperative projects in these areas, focusing efforts to restore and protect habitat for federal trust species. We provide technical expertise and financial assistance to: Private landowners and citizens; Native American tribes; Non-profit organizations; Municipal and local governments; Business and industry. Learn more about how we coordinate the coastal program in the southeast and at the national level. Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) restoration activities Louisiana supports over 45 percent of the intertidal wetlands in the lower 48 states, but has suffered over 90 percent of the coastal wetland loss in the nation. Learn more...

Roseate Spoonbills out in the water. Photo by Corey Douglas.

Heavy machinery.

For developers: Conservation planning assistance

Conserving habitat for fish and wildlife in Louisiana To protect the overall public interest, including the environment and our trust resources, Congress has mandated that certain public and private development activities require formal authorization and approval by the Federal Government or state agencies with delegated regulatory authority. Some of these development projects include: Hydropower and alternate energy development Highway construction and re-routing Pipeline construction Gravel mining Cell tower construction Construction or development in wetland habitats Coastal development The goal of the Louisiana Ecological Services Office‘s Conservation Planning Assistance Program work is to provide state-wide project evaluation and consultation for all of the Service’s trust resources. Learn more...

Slash-buster after cleaning up the levee. Photo by Corey Douglas.

A brick building behind a waving American flag.

Louisiana Ecological Services Field Office

The field station was established in 1972. We strive for ecosystem sustainability through preservation, conservation, enhancement, and restoration of habitats essential for the long-term viability of the fish, wildlife, and plants in Louisiana. Learn more...

The Louisiana Ecological Services Field Office. Photo by USFWS.


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