USFWS
Fisheries & Ecological Services
Alaska Region   

 

 

Fairbanks Fish & Wildlife Field Office
Office Overview

Conservation Planning Assistance

This offshore oil drilling rig is constructed on artificial island in the Beufort Sea.  Photo Credit: USFWS.
This offshore oil drilling rig is constructed on artificial island in the Beufort Sea. Photo Credit: USFWS.
Biologists work with project developers to help minimize the impacts on fish and wildlife resources.
Fisheries & Habitat Restoration

This broad whitefish carries a surgically implanted transmitter to track its movements. The wire antenna can be seen below its belly. Photo Credit: USFWS.
This broad whitefish carries a surgically implanted transmitter to track its movements. The wire antenna can be seen below its belly. Photo Credit: USFWS.
Research and monitoring projects provide critical information on the life histories of native fish and wildlife populations and the habitats on which they depend.

Habitat Restoration
Volunteers plant willows and use other techniques to help stabilize a stream bank Photo Credit: USFWS.
Volunteers plant willows and use other techniques to help stabilize a stream bank Photo Credit: USFWS.
Biologists work with private land owners and non-federal partners to restore fish and wildlife habitats on their lands.
Contaminants Program
Discarded barrels and their contents post a contamination risk in many parts of Alaska. Photo Credit: USFWS.
Discarded barrels and their contents post a contamination risk in many parts of Alaska. Photo Credit: USFWS.
Scientists work to minimize and evaluate effects of contaminants on fish and wildlife.
Endangered Species
The Steller's eider is the smallest of the 4 eider species. The male can be identified by bold black and white feathers on the back and a brownish belly. Photo Credit: USFWS.
The Steller's eider is the smallest of the 4 eider species. The male can be identified by bold black and white feathers on the back and a brownish belly. Photo Credit: USFWS.
Biologists conduct pre-listing, listing, and recovery activities for species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

Subsistence Fisheries
Lorain Honea, of Ruby, cuts fish in much the same way as her Athabaskan ancestors have for thousands of years. Photo Credit: USFWS.
Lorain Honea, of Ruby, cuts fish in much the same way as her Athabaskan ancestors have for thousands of years. Photo Credit: USFWS.
Biologists help maintain healthy fish populations while providing subsistence harvest opportunities for rural residents.

Outreach and Education
Students assess stream health by identifying aquatic insects.  USFWS.

Educator workshops, science camps, student field studies and other outreach programs help to enhance public understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of Alaska’s fish and wildlife resources.

 

Last updated: June 22, 2012