Office of Law Enforcement | Harrisburg, PA
The USFWS, Office of Law Enforcement of Harrisburg, PA serves as a satellite office to the Elizabeth, NJ sub-district RAC office. While Harrisburg is the state capital of Pennsylvania, it is a small city with a population ranking fifth in the state. The city is located 107 miles northwest of Philadelphia and 203 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA.
The dominant ecosystem of Pennsylvania is the 16.6 million acres of woodlands which comprise 62% of the state’s total land area. However, the state also contains extensive wetlands, mountains, open grass pastures, freshwater bodies, and riparian zones. These regions provide essential ecosystems to many of Pennsylvania’s state-listed native species such as the Dickcissel, Loggerhead Shrike, and the Small-footed Myotis as well as federally-listed species such as the Indiana Bat, Rough Pigtoe Mussel, and Bog Turtle.
The Special Agent assigned to the Harrisburg office is responsible for covering the central and western parts of Pennsylvania. This agent regularly conducts high priority cases involving endangered and threatened species, state-listed species, and migratory birds. These investigations involve the take and destruction of endangered and threatened species habitat, the unlawful take of migratory birds by hunting and industry, and the unlawful commercialization of endangered and threatened species, as well as other trust species.
You can also contact the Resident Agent in Charge located in Elizabeth, New Jersey, which oversees this office.