Fisheries & Ecological Services
Alaska Region   


Fairbanks Fish & Wildlife Field Office
Endangered Species

Photo of Steller's eider ducklings.  USFWS. Click to Enlarge.

The ultimate goal of the Endangered Species Act is the recovery of endangered and threatened species and the ecosystems on which they depend. The cooperative efforts of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and its many partners (federal, state, and local agencies, tribal governments, conservation organizations, the business community, landowners, and concerned citizens) are critical to the recovery of listed species. Recovery activities include conducting field investigations, consulting with developers to minimize threats to wildlife and their habitats, and providing the public with information on the protection of endangered species.

Under the federal Endangered Species Act, this program is responsible for:

The Endangered Species program is also responsible for conservation of at-risk species so that listing under the Endangered Species Act does not become necessary.

For more information about threatened and endangered species, please see the Alaska Region Endangered Species page or contact Ted Swem, Endangered Species Branch Chief, at either or by phone at 907-456-0441.

Red Knot (Alaska Breeding)

Last updated: December 30, 2014