U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Ecological Services Field Office
  • Implement recovery, permit, and Section 7 consultation activities for 34 federally listed threatened and endangered species in Mississippi.
  • Conduct listing and recovery activities for species in Mississippi and for a number of species in the adjoining states.
  • Investigate, prevent, and remediate effects of environmental pollution to maximize quality habitat for Service trust species.
  • Assist Federal and state agencies, and private citizens, to avoid, minimize, or mitigate impacts to fish and wildlife resources resulting from water resources development projects.
  • Restore longleaf pine, native prairie and degraded riparian and wetland habitats on privately owned lands through our Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program.
  • Represents fish and wildlife interests in navigation-related issues on the Lower Mississippi River.
  • Assists other agencies in containment spill contingency planning to minimize effects on fish and wildlife resources.
  • Conducts Section 7 consultation on the pallid sturgeon, least tern, Mississippi sandhill crane, redcockaded woodpecker, gopher tortoise, Mississippi gopher frog, Louisiana black bear, Louisiana quillwort and pondberry.
  • Restore/enhance degraded wildlife habitats in the Mississippi Delta and restore longleaf pine, native prairie, degraded riparian and upland hardwood ecosystems in southern Mississippi through the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program.
  • Assists in the creation of 15 national wildlife refuges and three wildlife management areas as mitigation for losses of fish and
    wildlife habitat associated with Federal civil works projects.
  • Coordinates with the Corps of Engineers on controversial projects such as the Yazoo Backwater Area Pump Project. For information on the pump project visit the web site http://yazoobackwater.fws/gov.
  • Provides protection for over 180 species through listing and recovery actions taken under provisions of the Endangered
    Species Act. For information on threatened and endangered species see the Fish and Wildlife Service’s web site on the internet at http://www.fws.gov (Endangered Species).


Contact U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Ecological Services Field Office

6578 Dogwood View Parkway
Suite A
Jackson, Mississippi  39213
Phone: 601/965 4900
Fax: 601/965 4340


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