Fisheries & Ecological Services
Alaska Region   


Anchorage Fish & Wildlife Field Office
Office Responsibilities

The Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office serves southern and western Alaska, from the Aleutian Islands and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, north to the Alaska Range, and east to the Copper River Delta in Prince William Sound. Much of the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska are also included in our area of responsibility. Through our five program areas of Endangered Species, Environmental Review, Habitat Restoration, Contaminants, and Fisheries we work to recover endangered species; help developers and permitting/licensing agencies conserve our fish and wildlife resources; restore fish and wildlife habitat; assess, monitor and clean up environmental contaminants; and investigate wildlife-contaminant interactions and conduct fisheries activities to support aquatic resource conservation and management. Collectively, these activities are “ecological services” to conserve fish, wildlife, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. Our office is part of the Service's Fisheries and Ecological Services Division.

Natural resources for which the Service has specific responsibilities under federal law include federally-listed threatened and endangered species; migratory birds including bald eagles; some marine mammals including sea otter, polar bear and walrus; water and wetland habitats; and anadromous fish.

Geographic Area of Responsibility. USFWS

Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office area of responsibility is shown in green.


Last updated: September 9, 2011