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. For news releases from our field offices in California and Nevada, notify the public affairs contacts listed below.
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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
The Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management includes an online searchable database that contains scientific papers on the practical application and integration of science to conservation and management of North American fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats.
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.
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.
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.
Pacific Southwest Region External Affairs
The primary focus of the Region 8 staff is on strategic public communications issues at the Regional level.Â 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.
Paul McKim, 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
Michael Woodbridge, Public Affairs Officer
Phone (916) 978-4495
Jon Myatt, Digital Communications Manager, Public Affairs
Phone (916) 414-6474
Cindy Sandoval, Public Affairs SCEP
Phone (916) 978-6159
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
Coleman National Fish Hatchery
Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Daniel Balduini, Public Affairs
Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Vacant, Information and Education
National Fire Program Outreach
Public Outreach, Sacramento NWR Complex
Nevada Fish and Wildlife Office
Vacant, Public Affairs
San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex
510-72-0222, ext. 143
Doug Cordell, Public Affairs
Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office
Vacant, Outreach and Information
Yreka Fish and Wildlife Office
Matt Baun, Public Affairs