Pacific Southwest Region
Region 8, the Pacific Southwest Region, was established in 1998 in recognition of the unique natural resource challenges facing California, Nevada and the Klamath Basin. Many of these challenges evolve from the inherently rich biodiversity of this area, coupled with many of the fastest growing communities in the nation. The Pacific-Southwest Region places decision-making at the local level, where managers can best develop partnerships with external groups and organizations that contribute to the conservation of fish, wildlife and plant resources.
We will continue to be a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service. Region 8 is headquartered in Sacramento, Calif.
PACIFIC SOUTHWEST HIGHLIGHTS
Service's Tribal Wildlife Grant Assists Klamath Tribes in Mule Deer Mortality Study
In response to declining numbers of deer, the Klamath Tribes applied for and were awarded funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Tribal Wildlife Grant Program to fund a study on mule deer fawn survival and cause specific mortality. Learn more...
River Dredging Project Pays Unexpected Dividends for Endangered Species on Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge
The banks of the San Joaquin River, in the northeastern San Francisco Bay estuary, were once lined with sand dunes twelve stories high. But decades of sand mining and encroaching development from heavy industries have reduced the dunes to a few patches of land along the river, squeezing out much of the wildlife that once called the dunes home. Learn more...
New Home for the Next Generation of Devils Hole Pupfish
Ninety miles west of the shows on the Las Vegas strip there is a real life drama playing out at Devils Hole as biologists race to save the endangered Devils Hole pupfish (Cyprinodon diabolis). Devils Hole, an underwater cave in the Nevada desert, is located within Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.
- Mar 05, 2014 - Service Announces 2014 Expansion of Hunting, Fishing Opportunities in National Wildlife Refuge System
- Feb 27, 2014 - Service Schedules Continued Drought-Related Sampling for Delta Smelt
- Feb 26, 2014 - Two Eureka Valley Dunes Plants Proposed for Removal From Federal Protections
- Feb 20, 2014 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Issues ESA Permit to PacifiCorp for Lost River and Shortnose Suckers