Office of Law Enforcement - Richland, Washington
This office works closely with Hanford Reach National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and plays a key role in issues involving take of wolves in eastern Oregon and Washington, and wind power generation, as well as developing important partnerships with state counterparts and Native American tribes. The Yakima Indian Nation is the largest Native American tribe in the State of Washington. This office also works on Migratory Bird Treaty Act issues throughout the Yakima valley that include illegal migratory gamebird hunting, poisoning cases resulting from illegal pesticide use, and wind power generation farms.
This office also works on cases involving the illegal trade in eagle parts and the illegal take of eagles and other migratory birds. Recently, a Grey Wolf population has migrated into this region from Idaho, requiring investigations into illegal take of Grey Wolves as well as other endangered species violations including Bull Trout.
US Fish and Wildlife Service