Carlsbad Fish & Wildlife Office
Pacific Southwest Region  

Carlsbad California Coast

Welcome to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Carlsbad Office

Our vision: Work with Federal, State, and local agencies; local Tribes; our partners; the media; and other public, while coordinating across the Service to efficiently and effectively leave a legacy of conserved, managed, and enhanced expanses of land that conserve Federal trust species and diverse habitats of southern California.


The Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (CFWO) serves all or portions of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial counties, as well as Santa Catalina and San Clemente Islands. Our programs include: Habitat Conservation Planning, and Interagency Cooperation (Section 7 consultations). Listing and Recovery (critical habitat, 5-Year Reviews, Recovery Plans), Environmental Contaminants, and Conservation Partnerships are programs administered by the Carlsbad Office (for both the Carlsbad and Palm Springs offices' areas of responsibility).

Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office
2177 Salk Avenue, Suite 250
Carlsbad, California 92008
Telephone: 760-431-9440

The Palm Springs Fish and Wildlife Office (PSFWO) focuses on wildlife conservation related to renewable energy development, including development of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan; and Habitat Conservation Planning and Interagency cooperation in Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, and the desert portions of Kern, Los Angeles, and Inyo counties.

Palm Springs Fish and Wildlife Office
777 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 208
Palm Springs, California 92262
Telephone: 760-322-2070

Both offices are open Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm, except Holidays.

Pacific Southwest Region 8 News Releases:



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Draft Recovery Plan for Laguna Mountains Skipper Released

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Revised Native American Policy Released on Jan. 20, 2016

The Policy is available on our TribalRelations webpage


Comment Period Extended Again for draft LADWP Habitat Conservation Plan

Comment Period Extended for Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Draft Habitat Conservation Plan

Draft Habitat Conservation Plan Released for Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

17 Candidate Species Found to No Longer Warrant Listing
Due to Conservation Successes

The Service re-opened the public comment period on its Draft Native American Policy until October 21, 2015. A notice re-opening the comment period for 30-days was a published in the Federal Register on Sept. 21, and is available at:  .  

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Service Announces  Findings on Petitions to List or Delist Species in California and Nevada

California to Receive Nearly $16 Million in Grants to Boost Endangered Species Conservation Efforts

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA Extend Comment Period for Proposed Petition Regulation Revisions

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Findings on Petitions to List Six Species in California and Nevada

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Fish and Wildlife Service Hosting Public Workshop on Draft Recovery Plan for Santa Ana Sucker

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Two California Residents Honored as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Recovery Champions

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Public Scoping to be Conducted for Proposed Upper Santa Ana River Conservation Plan and Land Exchange

Service Approves Solar Project in Kern County

Service to Initiate Comprehensive Review of Coastal
California Gnatcatcher Status


Comment Period Reopened on Proposed Critical Habitat for Yellow-Billed Cuckoo

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Renewable Energy Development in Region 8

Conserving Our Trust Resources

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Service Fire Management in Southern California

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