Our field office is one of the oldest field offices in the Ecological Services Program, established in 1948, as part of the Service’s River Basin Studies Program. Historically located in downtown Grand Island, Nebraska, we relocated in 2015 to a new office space in the Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center.
What We Do
We provide biological advice to other federal and state agencies, industry, and members of the public in Nebraska concerning the protection and conservation of federally threatened and endangered species listed under the Endangered Species Act, migratory birds on the 10.13 list under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, eagles protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and their habitats.
The Nebraska Ecological Services Field Office's priority is the protection, conservation, and recovery of our nation's most imperiled species and the habitats they depend upon. Nebraska is home to approximately 80 native species of mammals (almost half are rodents), 63 species of reptiles and amphibians, more than 400 species of birds, 78 species of fish, upwards of 30,000 species of insects, 61 species of freshwater snails and mussels, and nearly 1,500 species of native plants (Schneider et al., 2011). Of these species, include threatened and endangered species and protected under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and several bird and eagle species, both migratory and resident populations, that warrant federal protection under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. We prioritize our efforts on the protection, conservation, and recovery of these species.