Office of Law Enforcement - Spokane, Washington
This office works closely with the Upper Columbia Fish and Wildlife Office in eastern Washington. The primary work includes complex, multi-defendant investigations stemming from National Wildlife Refuge support, Endangered Species Act (ESA) issues like Bull Trout, Grizzly Bear and Grey Wolf, Archeological Resources Protection Act, Eagle Protection Act, and migratory bird investigations, in addition to fostering law enforcement partner coordination.
Spokane is adjacent to the major population center of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, resulting in being the point of contact for complaints involving big game Lacey Act violations predicated on Idaho state law and ESA (Grizzly Bear and Grey Wolf). The Spokane office often handles routine complaints and referrals from other regions. Spokane is close to two major tribes in eastern Washington: the Spokane and Colville Indian Nations. Investigations involving commercialization of eagles and Lacey Act investigations have been generated from partnering with these tribes.
US Fish and Wildlife Service