The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Pacific Southwest Region opened a new field office in 2009 - the Bay-Delta Fish and Wildlife Office (BDFWO). Creating the BDFWO co-locates the Service with other federal and state agencies to help solve the crucial issues facing Californians in the rapidly evolving Delta region.
The office is located at 650 Capitol Mall in downtown Sacramento's old main federal building and shares space with the Delta Stewardship Council (formerly CalFed) and NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service - two agencies heavily involved in Delta issues. The office is also just blocks away from other Delta partners, namely California's Natural Resources Agency and Departments of Fish and Wildlife and Water Resources.
Fish & Wildlife offices such as ours do various tasks, including the following
- Protect threatened and endangered species. This includes listing species under the Endangered Species Act and consulting with parties whose projects may affect listed species. See the Endangered Species navigation button.
- Work with landowners, conservation groups and other agencies to develop cooperative conservation and recovery strategies, including recovery plans and conservation banks.
- Monitor and restore the environmental quality of California.
- Plan at the ecosystem level.
U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE
"Conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people."