Pacific Southwest Region
California, Nevada and Klamath Basin


News Releases & Photos News Releases Syndication

News releases issued from the Pacific Southest Regional Office (Region 8) are delivered via an automated fax/email system. If you would like to receive our news releases, please send us an email with your name, email address or fax number. See our complete list of news releases here.

For news releases from our field offices in California and Nevada, notify the public affairs contacts listed below.

RSS News Feeds

News Releases Syndication
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USFWS Newsroom Flickr Photo Site

National Digital Media Library

Pacific Southwest Region Facebook Page

USFWS field notes

Looking for "soft news," story ideas or information about Fish and Wildlife Service activities in the field and acrosss the country? Try the Field Notes website. Field Notes includes an online searchable database that contains hundreds of employee-written summaries of field activities and other accomplishments.

Additional USFWS Publications

Endangered Species Bulletin

The Endangered Species Bulletin was created in 1976 to meet the growing demand for endangered species program news. Through the Bulletin, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service disseminates information on rulemakings, recovery plans and activities, conservation partnerships, research developments, and a variety of other issues. It is distributed on-line four times per year.

North American Fauna

North American Fauna includes monographs on an array of topics relating to North American vertebrates, invertebrates and plants including descriptions of groups of taxa, ecosystems, or complex interactions among species and basic research on species life history, distribution, population dynamics and taxonomy.


Eddies seeks to inform its readers of the work -- past, present, and future -- of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Division of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Conservation. Each issue has several feature stories and five regular departments.

Agency Overview

Conserving the Nature of America: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the premier government agency dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats.


Pacific Southwest Region External Affairs

The primary focus of the Region 8 staff is on strategic public communications issues at the Regional level.  We also provide communications and outreach expertise to project leaders in the field, and support outreach and communications efforts of public affairs staff organic to Fish and Wildlife Offices in California and Nevada.

Jody Holzworth, Assistant Regional Director, External Affairs
Phone (916) 414-6619

Scott Flaherty, Deputy Assistant Regional Director, External Affairs
Phone (916) 978-6156

Pamela Bierce, Public Affairs Officer
Phone (916) 414-6542

Cindy Sandoval, Public Affairs Officer/Social Media
Phone (916) 978-6159

Jon Myatt, Digital Communications Manager, Public Affairs
Phone (916) 414-6474

Angelina Daventport, Executive Assistant
Phone (916) 414-6498

External Affairs Fax: (916) 414-6486

Fish and Wildlife Office area contacts

Bay-Delta Fish and Wildlife Office
Steve Martarano, Public Affairs

Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office
760-431-9440 ext. 205
Jane Hendron, Division Chief
Vacant, Outreach and Information

Coleman National Fish Hatchery
Vacant, Outreach and Information

Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Daniel Balduini, Public Affairs

Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex
(805) 644-1766, Ext. 369
Ashley Spratt, Public Affairs

National Fire Program Outreach
Public Outreach, Sacramento NWR Complex

Nevada Fish and Wildlife Office
Vacant, Public Affairs
Dan Hottle, Sage Grouse Public Affairs

Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office
Vacant, Public Affairs
Sarah Swenty, Public Affairs

San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex
619-476-9150, ext. 106
Lisa Cox, Public Affairs and Visitor Services

San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex
510-72-0222, ext. 143
Doug Cordell, Public Affairs

Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office
(805) 644-1766, Ext. 369
Ashley Spratt, Public Affairs

Yreka Fish and Wildlife Office (Includes Arcata and Klamath Falls FWOs)
Matt Baun, Public Affairs