Office of Law Enforcement
Protecting Wildlife and Plant Resources
National Wildlife Property Repository

The National Wildlife Property Repository is responsible for receiving wildlife items that have been forfeited or abandoned to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. These items are stored in a secure environment, and disposed of in accordance with the law. Many of the items are donated to educational facilities, non profit organizations, and conservation agencies to aid in teaching about endangered species and other wildlife. Others items are sent to scientific institutions to be used in research to develop better identify and/or protect the wildlife. The facility is a 22,000 square foot office and warehouse located northeast of Denver, Colorado at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. To obtain wildlife products please send a letter to the Repository detailing the following:

  • Name, address, and phone number of organization requesting the wildlife items,
  • Name and title of individual who will be personally responsible for maintaining/securing the wildlife items,
  • Description of the organization and what the intended use is of the wildlife items, and
  • Description of the types of items desired and from what species of wildlife.

For further information, or to request wildlife items, contact the Repository:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
National Wildlife Property Repository
6550 Gateway Road, Bldg. 128
Commerce City, Colorado 80022
Telephone: 303/287-2110
Fax: 303/287-1570

For information, or to request eagle parts and feathers, visit National Eagle Repository:

To donate legally owned ivory in the United States to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:

Donations of Legally Owned Ivory to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

Last updated: February 10, 2013