"Our mission is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people" - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Mission Statement
The Arlington Ecological Services Field Office (ARLES) provides assistance to Federal and State agencies, local governments, businesses, and the general public relative to conserving, protecting, and restoring habitat for a variety of Federal trust resources, including migratory birds and federally threatened and endangered species. Our assistance is typically provided through five programs: education/outreach, endangered species, environmental contaminants, federal permits and projects, and Partners for Fish and Wildlife.
The ARLES was originally established in 1950 as a Division of River Basin Studies Office in Fort Worth, Texas. The ARLES is one of the oldest Ecological Services Field Stations in the United States and was the first field station created in Texas. The office was relocated to Arlington in 1990.