Office of Law Enforcement
Northeast Region
 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Office of Law Enforcement
330 Cummings St.
Abingdon, VA 24210

Fax: 276/623-1185

Office of Law Enforcement | Abingdon, VA

This office is co-located with the Service’s Abingdon Ecological Services (ES) Field Office. Abingdon is located in southwestern Virginia, in a rural county that lies between the Cumberland and Blue Ridge Mountains. Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and West Virginia abut this corner of Virginia

Southwestern Virginia harbors more species of threatened or endangered plants and animals, than any other place in Virginia. Currently, 34 species of plants and animals including 18 species of mussels and 5 species of fish, which are listed under the Endangered Species Act, are found in SW Virginia. During the past, Service special agents have worked with local, state, and federal partners and conservation groups on projects and cases that have contributed to the recovery of these species.

Southwest Virginia is divided by the Appalachian Mountains. These ridges form natural diversion-lines that create updrafts that attract large numbers of migrating hawks each fall and spring. The birds are subjected to trapping, poisoning and shooting during their migration.

Due to the factors noted above, this office works a variety of cases with a concentration on Lacey Act, Endangered Species Act and Migratory Bird Treaty Act violations.

NOTE: This office is currently vacant. Please contact the Richmond, VA USFWS-OLE for information or assistance at 804/771-2883 ext. 23.

Links

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/backbay/
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/northeast/chinco/
Eastern Shore of Virginia and Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/northeast/easternshore/
Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=51612
Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/northeast/greatdismalswamp/
James River National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/northeast/jamesriver/
Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=51610
Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=51611
Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/northeast/plumtreeisland/
Presquile National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/northeast/presquile/
Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/northeast/rappahannock/
Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=51571
Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries (DGIF) http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/
DGIF Conservation Police http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/law-enforcement/recruiting/
Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) http://www.mrc.state.va.us
Virginia Marine Police http://www.mrc.state.va.us/MP/leoverview.shtm
Virginia Hunting & Fishing License http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/licenses/
USDA APHIS Wildlife Services http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wildlife_damage/state_office/virginia_info.shtml

You can also contact the Resident Agent in Charge located in Richmond, Virginia which oversees this office.

Last updated: December 2, 2009

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