Where to send a FOIA Request

Map of Fish and Wildlife Service Regions

Headquarters | Region 1 | Region 2 | Region 3 | Region 4 | Region 5 | Region 6 | Region 7 | Region 8

The Service does not have a centralized records system, and most data and records are kept in field offices. To streamline the FOIA process, direct your request to the Regional FOIA Officer where the information is likely to be found. If you are not sure which Regional Office, or if more than one Regional Office, may have the records you seek, send your request to the Service FOIA Officer

Privacy Act Notice: Please be advised that any electronic FOIA request you submit and/or your paper FOIA request may be scanned for ease of transfer to the 'office(s) of record' and in order to store in the Department of Interior's (Department) mandatory Electronic FOIA Tracking System.  This means that we may share any personal information you provide in your request (including electronic address, bank account, charge card or social security number) with others within the Department involved in processing FOIA requests.  Though we will make every effort to protect your privacy, we urge you NOT to include any personal information in your request if it is not needed for processing.  The Department's FOIA request tracking systems are authorized and included under "DOI-71, Freedom of Information Request File System."

To submit an electronic FOIA request,
use the following Email address: fwhq_foia@fws.gov


Melissa Allen
FWS FOIA Officer
Division of Information Resources and Technology Management
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703-358-2470
Fax: 703-358-2251


Region 1/8
(California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington)

Larry Buklis, FOIA Coordinator
Fish and Wildlife Service
911 NE 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-231-2072 / Fax: 503-231-6259
Email: Larry_Buklis@fws.gov

Region 2
(Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas)

Melanie Ikenson
ESA Litigation/FOIA Coordinator
USFWS-Ecological Services
500 Gold Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Office: 505-248-6284 / Fax: 505-248-6788
Email: Melanie_Ikenson@fws.gov

Region 3
(Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin)

Mark Hogeboom, FOIA Coordinator
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
5600 American Blvd., West
Bloomington, MN 55437
Phone: 612-713-5466 / Fax: 612-713-5286
Email: Mark_Hogeboom@fws.gov

Region 4
(Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico)

Sharneka Harvey, FOIA Coordinator
Fish and Wildlife Service
1875 Century Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30345
Phone: 404-679-4018 / Fax: 404-679-7309
Email: Sharneka_Harvey@fws.gov

Region 5
(Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia)

MaryLou DeFilippo, FOIA Coordinator
Ecological Services
300 Westgate Drive
Hadley, MA 01035
Phone: 413-253-8561 / Fax: 413-253-8482
Email: MaryLou_DeFilippo@fws.gov

Region 6
(Colorado, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming)

Antoinette Urioste, FOIA Coordinator
P.O. Box 25486
Denver, CO 80225
Phone: 303-236-4473 / Fax: 303-236-7980
Email: fw6_foia@fws.gov

Region 7

Lynne Santos, FOIA Coordinator
Division of Administrative Services
Mail Stop 385, 1011 E. Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907-786-3544 / Fax: 907-786-3844
Email: Lynne_Santos@fws.gov


Last updated: July 23, 2014