Wildlife Services (WS) provides Federal leadership and expertise to resolve wildlife conflicts and create a balance that allows people and wildlife to coexist peacefully.
Read about the history, mission, and essential values of Wildlife Services.
The four main goals of WS are to provide wildlife services, develop effective methods, value and invest in people, and to inform and communicate. View this page to view the goals in more detail.
The Wildlife Services' (WS) Office of the Deputy Administrator, located in Washington, DC. provides National program oversight. The (WS) Operational Support Staff in Riverdale, MD provides technical and administrative support for WS programs. Field operations are directed from two regional offices– the Eastern Regional Office in Raleigh, NC, covering the eastern United States, and the Western Regional Office in Lakewood, CO, responsible for the western United States. The National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC), located in Fort Collins, CO, functions as the research arm of WS, helping WS manage wildlife damage by providing scientific information on conflicts between humans and wildlife.