Division Contacts

Consultation & Technical Assistance

People, agencies and other entities who may impact protected species or habitat need to contact us before taking action. Four divisions of our office do endangered species consultation and technical assistance. These four geographic divisions are Sacramento Valley, San Joaquin Valley, Coastal and Forest-Foothills. We serve the Central Valley, San Francisco Bay, Lassen and western Sierra areas of California. See more information about our jurisdiction.

The geographic divisions are headquartered in Sacramento. Contact them at the listed phone numbers. Or use the address or fax number at the bottom of this page. The Red Bluff Fish & Wildlife Office also does certain kinds of consultations in the northern Sacramento Valley (see below).

The Bay-Delta Fish and Wildlife Office handles conservation issues related to the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta, including issues related to the Delta and longfin smelt.

Divisions and Service Areas

San Joaquin Valley Division – (916) 414-6556

Service Area:

  • San Joaquin/Tulare Valley floor up to 1500' in Stanislaus, Merced, San Joaquin, Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Kern Counties.
  • The Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County.
  • The Bay-Delta Fish & Wildlife Office handles conservation issues related to the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta, including issues related to the Delta and longfin smelt.

Sacramento Valley Division – (916) 414-6645

Service Area:

  • Sacramento Valley floor up to 1500' in Shasta, Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, El Dorado, Placer, Nevada, Yolo and Sacramento Counties, and in the Sacramento River basin of Siskiyou County.
  • Valley elderberry longhorn beetle projects in Lake, Napa and Solano counties.
  • The Bay-Delta Fish & Wildlife Office handles conservation issues related to the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta, including issues related to the Delta and longfin smelt.
  • The Red Bluff Fish & Wildlife Office handles endangered species consultations with Shasta-Trinity and Mendocino National Forests, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, and the Bureau of Land Management Redding Resource Area.
    See listing below.

Forest-Foothills Division – (916) 414-6556

Service Area:

  • See also the Red Bluff Fish & Wildlife Office listing below.
  • Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • Cascade/Western Sierra foothill and mountain areas above 1500' in Shasta, Tehama, Butte, Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Madera, Fresno, Tulare and Kern Counties.
  • "Forest" issues in the general San Francisco Bay area up through southern Mendocino County.
  • For projects in the Tahoe basin, Sierra and Alpine Counties, and Mono County north of Mono Lake, contact the Forest-Foothills Division Chief at the number shown above, or contact the Nevada Fish & Wildlife Office in Reno.
  • The Red Bluff Fish & Wildlife Office handles endangered species consultations with Shasta-Trinity and Mendocino National Forests, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, and the Bureau of Land Management Redding Resource Area.
    See listing below.

Coastal Division – (916) 414-6625 (Formerly Coast-Bay-Delta)

Service Area:

  • Napa, Sonoma, Marin, Lake, Solano, San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa and Santa Clara Counties.
  • "Forest" consultations are covered by the Forest-Foothills Division. Most consultations in southern Mendocino County are also covered by the Forest-Foothills Division.
  • Valley elderberry longhorn beetle issues in Lake, Napa and Solano counties are handled by the Sacramento Valley Division.
  • The Arcata Fish & Wildlife Office handles most projects in Mendocino County above the Russian River basin.
  • The Bay-Delta Fish & Wildlife Office handles conservation issues related to the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta, including issues related to the Delta and longfin smelt.

Red Bluff Fish & Wildlife Office – (530) 527-3043

The Red Bluff Fish & Wildlife Office is an independent office handling endangered species consultations with Shasta-Trinity and Mendocino National Forests, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, and the Bureau of Land Management Redding Resource Area. It is a separate office, not a division of the Sacramento office.