Klamath Falls Fish and Wildlife Office
Pacific Southwest Region
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Ecological Services

Short Creek
Short Creek - Klamath County - Photo Credit R. Larson
What We Do
The focus of the Ecological Service’s staff of the Klamath Falls Fish and Wildlife Office is to carry out the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's mission in Klamath and Goose Lake Basins.  Our area of responsibility extends to four counties:  Klamath and Lake Counties in south-central Oregon and Modoc and Siskiyou Counties in northern California. We accomplish our mission by working collaboratively with the Forest Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service to address natural resource issues. Our role is to provide technical and financial assistance to these agencies in the form of Endangered Species Act consultation, watershed assessment and restoration, and technical support with species conservation and recovery.
Species Conservation
We work to conserve sensitive species and the ecosystems on which they depend to ensure viability of species and to minimize or avoid the need for future listings. Where possible, we develop ecosystem conservation plans that preclude the need for new listings. Additionally, once a species like the bald eagle is removed from the Endangered Species List, we continue to monitor the reproductive success of the species to ensure there is not a need for relisting.  Specifically, we are working with a large group of federal, state, tribal and private individuals to conduct post-delisting monitoring on bald eagles locally.
Species Recovery
We work to recover listed species in the Klamath and Goose Lake Basins, with a special focus on species that best represent ecosystems, by developing recovery plans and actions that address the full variety of species and habitats within ecosystems. Species of special interest for the Klamath Falls Fish and Wildlife Office include, but are not limited to:  shortnose and Lost River suckers, Modoc suckers, bull trout, northern spotted owls, and Applegate’s milk-vetch.
We develop important partnerships with federal, state, tribal, county and private entities to work toward species conservation and recovery. We provide technical and financial assistance to entities in south-central Oregon and northern California. We implement several habitat conservation programs and provide long range planning advice to county and municipal governments. The office supports and searches out opportunities to develop partnerships with private landowners.
Information Resources
ESA Information
The Endangered Species Act is a complex law with a great deal of built-in flexibility. The Act was passed in 1973 and represents America's concern about the decline of many wildlife species around the world. It is regarded as one of the most comprehensive wildlife conservation laws in the world. Endangered Species Act - Basics (159kb-pdf)
Endangered Species Act - Overview
Critical Habitat - What Is It? (303kb-pdf)
FWS Endangered Species - Home Page
Fact Sheets
Amphibian Bird Fish Mammal Plant
Oregon spotted frog Bald Eagle
Greater Sage Grouse
Northern spotted owl
Yellow-billed cuckoo (Western DPS)
Bull trout
Lost River sucker
Shortnose sucker
Modoc Sucker (FWS ECOS website)
Canada lynx
Fisher (West Coast DPS)
(FWS R8 website)
Gray Wolf
Applegate's milk-vetch
Green's tuctoria
Slender Orcutt grass
Whitebark Pine (Oregon FWS website)
Request A Species List
for a Federal project
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides species lists for actions authorized, funded or carried out by federal agencies. The species list fulfills our requirement, under section 7(c) of the Endangered Species Act, to provide a list of threatened and endangered species upon request for federal actions and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance.
The method for obtaining a species list for your project had changed. You will now be able to obtain a species list through our new system called IPaC.

What is IPaC?
IPaC stands for: Information, Planning, and Conservation. It is a new conservation planning tool for streamlining the environmental review process. The system provides our partners with the ability to explore the landscape and helps you plan projects in a way that minimizes conflicts with natural resources.

With IPaC's landscape explorer tool, you can view designated critical habitat, wetlands, GAP land cover, and other natural resource map layers.

Instructions for IPaC

  • Go to the IPaC web page.
  • Click on the "Initial Project Scoping" tab to specify your project's action area and request a species list (the action area directly or indirectly affected by the proposed action; this area will usually be larger than the project footprint).
  • Follow steps 1 through 4

Learn more on the FAQ web page!

Listed, Proposed, and Candidate Species Lists
Please Note: The Klamath Falls FWO will continue to post species list for the time being.
Klamath County, Oregon (9/23/2015-48kb-pdf)
Lake County, Oregon (9/23/2015-49kb-pdf)
Modoc County, California (9/23/2015-49kb-pdf)
Siskiyou County, California (9/23/2015-48kb-pdf)

Last updated: September 24, 2015