Fisheries, Midwest Region
Conserving the Nature of America

Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office

Conservation Offices perform key monitoring and control activities related to aquatic invasive species; survey and evaluate native fish stocks and aquatic habitats to identify restoration opportunities; play a key role in targeting and implementing native fish and habitat restoration programs; work with private land owners, states, local governments and watershed organizations to complete aquatic habitat restoration projects under the Partners for Fish and Wildlife, National Fish Habitat Plan, and the Great Lakes Coastal Programs; provide coordination and technical assistance toward the management of interjurisdictional fisheries; maintain and operate several key interagency databases; provide technical assistance to other Service programs addressing contaminants, endangered species, federal project review and hydropower operation and re-licensing; evaluate and manage fisheries on Service lands; and, provide technical support to 38 Native American tribal governments and treaty authorities.

480 W. Fletcher Street
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: 989-356-5102
Fax: 989-356-4651
alpena@fws.gov
  • Provides fishery assistance on federal lands at Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, MI and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, OH
  • Provides fishery assistance to Native American tribes in northern Michigan
  • Aquatic nuisance species management in Lake Huron, and western Lake Erie
  • Aquatic habitat restoration in northern Michigan
  • Restores native species including Lake trout in Lake Huron and Lake sturgeon in Lake Huron, the St. Clair and Detroit Rivers
  • Maintains partnerships with state, federal, tribal, and local management agencies

2800 Lake Shore Drive East
Ashland, WI 54806
Phone: 715-682-6185
Fax: 715-682-8899
ashland@fws.gov
  • Provides fishery assistance on federal lands at Isle Royale National Park, MI
  • Restores native species including Coaster brook trout and Lake sturgeon in Lake Superior
  • Provides fishery assistance to Native American tribes
  • Aquatic nuisance species management in Lake Superior
  • Aquatic habitat restoration in Lake Superior Watershed
  • Maintains partnerships with state, federal, tribal, and local management agencies

9053 Route 148, Suite A
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: 618-997-6869
Fax: 618-997-9185
  • Shovelnose sturgeon tagging and monitoring in the lower Ohio River, Illinois
  • Coordinates and operates a Shovelnose sturgeon tagging database
  • Collects data on Paddlefish in the Ohio River Basin
  • Co-manages the National Paddlefish Database of coded-wire tag information with Columbia Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, MO
  • Provides fishery assistance to Naval Weapons Support Center, IA
  • Evaluates fishery responses to Army Corps of Enginners projects
  • Maintains partnerships with state, federal, tribal, and local management agencies

101 Park DeVille Drive
Suite A
Columbia, MO 65203
Phone: 573-234-2132
Fax: 573-234-2181
tracy_hill@fws.gov
  • Monitors Shovelnose sturgeon and endangered Pallid sturgeon in the Lower Missouri River
  • Improves fish passage for the threatened Niangua darter in Missouri
  • Monitors native fish habitat use on the Big Muddy National Wildlife and Fish Refuge
  • Provides fishery assistance to the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant
  • Collects data on Paddlefish in the Lower Missouri River Basin
  • Co-manages the National Paddlefish Database of coded-wire tag information with Carterville Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, IL
  • Maintains partnerships with state, federal, tribal, and local management agencies

2661 Scott Tower Road
New Franken, WI 54229
Phone: 920-866-1717
Fax: 920-866-1710
Email: mark_holey@fws.gov
  • Houses and manages the Great Lakes Fish Stocking Database
  • Aquatic nuisance species management in Lake Michigan
  • Restores native species including Lake trout and Lake sturgeon in Lake Michigan
  • Provides fishery assistance to Native American tribes
  • Maintains partnerships with state, federal, tribal, and local management agencies

555 Lester Avenue
Onalaska, WI 54650
Phone: 608-783-8434
Fax: 608-783-8450
  • Restores habitat in the Upper Iowa River Watershed to increase trout populations
  • Propagates and inoculates host fish with the endangered Higgins' eye pearlymussel for restoration in Iowa rivers
  • Aquatic nuisance species management in the Mississippi River drainage
  • Collects data on Paddlefish in the Upper Mississippi River basin
  • Conducts aquatic nuisance species activities with Chicago Shipping and Sanitary Canal electrical barrier; Round goby and Asian carp monitoring in Illinois River and the Chicago Shipping and Sanitary Canal
  • Provides fishery assistance to White Earth Indian Reservation, MN and Menominee Indian Reservation,WI for Lake sturgeon restoration and stocking
  • Removes barriers to fish passage on the Red River, MN, and the Upper Mississippi River drainage
  • Maintains partnerships with state, federal, tribal, and local management agencies