Division Contacts

Consultation & Technical Assistance

People, agencies and other entities who may impact protected species or habitat need to contact us before taking action. Four divisions of our office do endangered species consultation and technical assistance. These four geographic divisions are Sacramento Valley, San Joaquin Valley, Coastal and Forest-Foothills. We serve the Central Valley, San Francisco Bay, Lassen and western Sierra areas of California. See more information about our jurisdiction.

The geographic divisions are headquartered in Sacramento. Contact them at the listed phone numbers. Or use the address or fax number at the bottom of this page. The Red Bluff Fish & Wildlife Office also does certain kinds of consultations in the northern Sacramento Valley (see below).

The Bay-Delta Fish and Wildlife Office handles conservation issues related to the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta, including issues related to the Delta and longfin smelt.

Divisions and Service Areas

San Joaquin Valley Division – (916) 414-6556

Service Area:

  • San Joaquin/Tulare Valley floor up to 1500' in Stanislaus, Merced, San Joaquin, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Kern (south to SR 58) Counties.; and all of Kern county within the SFWO jurisdiction south of SR 58.
  • The Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County.
  • The Bay-Delta Fish & Wildlife Office handles conservation issues related to the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta, including issues related to the Delta and longfin smelt.

Sacramento Valley Division – (916) 414-6645

Service Area:

  • Sacramento Valley floor up to 1500' in Shasta, Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Placer, Nevada, Yolo, Lake, half of Solano and Sacramento Counties.
  • The Bay-Delta Fish & Wildlife Office handles conservation issues related to the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta, including issues related to the Delta and longfin smelt.
  • The Red Bluff Fish & Wildlife Office handles endangered species consultations with Shasta-Trinity and Mendocino National Forests, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, and the Bureau of Land Management Redding Resource Area.
    See listing below.

Coast Bay / Forest-Foothills Division – (916) 414-6625

Forest Foothills Service Area:

  • Calaveras, Amador, El Dorado, Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • Cascade/Western Sierra foothill and mountain areas above 1500' in Shasta, Tehama, Butte, Nevada, Placer, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Madera, Fresno, Tulare and Kern (south to SR 58) Counties.
  • "Forest" issues in the general San Francisco Bay area up through southern Mendocino County.
  • Bureau of Land Management Redding Resource Area within Butte, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity counties.
  • For projects in the Tahoe basin, Sierra and Alpine Counties, and Mono County north of Mono Lake, contact the Forest-Foothills Division Chief at the number shown above, or contact the Nevada Fish & Wildlife Office in Reno.
  • The Arcata Fish & Wildlife Office handles endangered species consultations with Mendocino National Forests.
  • The Yreka Fish & Wildlife Office handles endangered species consultations with Shasta-Trinity and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.

Coast Bay Service Area:

  • Napa, half of Solano, Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa and Santa Clara Counties.
  • "Forest" consultations are covered by the Forest-Foothills Division. Most consultations in southern Mendocino County are also covered by the Forest-Foothills Division.
  • Valley elderberry longhorn beetle projects in Napa and half of Solano counties are handled by Coastal Division.
  • The Arcata Fish & Wildlife Office handles most projects in Mendocino County above the Russian River basin, including Mendocino NF forest plan consultations.
  • The Bay-Delta Fish & Wildlife Office handles conservation issues related to the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta, including issues related to the Delta and longfin smelt.