Pacific Southwest Region
California, Nevada and Klamath Basin

Service Opens New Office in Palm Springs, California

Oct 20, 2011

October 20, 2011
Contact: Jane Hendron: 760-431-9440 ext. 205

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Opens New Office in Palm Springs, California 

In an effort to better serve the public, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has opened a new office in Palm Springs, California. The Palm Springs Office’s area of responsibility includes Imperial and Riverside counties, and the southwestern portion of San Bernardino County.

Staff at the Palm Springs office will focus on wildlife conservation issues related to renewable energy development, including development of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan; implementation of the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan and the Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan. They will also participate in the Salton Sea restoration process; and work with local tribes, other Federal, state, and local agencies and private landowners on endangered species consultations and Habitat Conservation Planning efforts.

"Stationing our staff in Palm Springs allows us to be better serve communities, Tribes and other government agencies facing important conservation issues in an area experiencing extraordinary renewable energy development," said Ren Lohoefener, regional director for the Service’s Pacific Southwest Region.

Kennon Corey, assistant field supervisor with the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office, will be the onsite manager of the Palm Springs Office.

The Office is located at: 777 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 208, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Telephone: 760-322-2070
Facsimile: 760-322-4648

The office is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both 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. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.cno.  Connect with our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/usfwspacificsouthwest, follow our tweets at http://twitter.com/USFWSPacSWest, watch our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/usfws and download photos from our Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfws_pacificsw/

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