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"The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is: working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people."
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Endangered Species
McDonald Rockcress, ES Program Link
The Endangered Species Program in the Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office has the responsibilities for activities specified under the Endangered Species Act of 1973... MORE-->

Mouth of Klamath, Fisheries Program Link

The Fisheries Program focus is to design and conduct investigations that guide and evaluate the success of aquatic habitat restoration efforts that will lead to the recovery...MORE-->

Salt River, Restoration Program Link

The Arcata Conservation Partnerships Program is comprised of two biologists and a fluvial geomorphologist/engineer that work in partnership with local entities and landowners to...MORE-->
Science Application: SHC

The Strategic Habitat Conservation Team is a pilot program that is clearing the path for a new way of addressing conservation concerns in Calif., Nevada, and the Klamath Basin. MORE-->

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Office Current Events:

2/18/2020 - Revised Northern Spotted Owl No Take Guidance - November 01, 2019

2/14/2020 - AFWO Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program's new Factsheets

5/03/2019 - Green Diamond Resource Company's Forest HCP and Final EIS

10/09/2018 -Federal Register notice for the 2018 12-month finding on a petition to list the coastal DPS of the Pacific marten as endangered or threatened

08/01/2018 -The Service invites the public to an informational open house on the draft EIS for Green Diamond's Forest HCP. The informational open house will be at the Humboldt Aquatic Center at 921 Waterfront Drive in Eureka, California on August 28, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

03/21/2018 - Sharing the beach with Western Snowy Plovers. The breeding season begins.

12/11/2017 - As of November 2017 the Trinity River Adaptive Management Working Group is administratively inactive.

04/01/2016 - Final Recovery Plan for Behren's Silverspot Butterfly

03/31/2016 - Living Coastline Project will Restore Tidal Salt Marsh at Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

09/09/2014 - Notice - On October 1, 2014, the Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office will discontinue use of its species list request application, and will instead link to the Service-wide Information, Planning, and Conservation (IPAC) application, found here

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Arcata Office Highlights:
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The Arcata Fish & Wildlife Office is a field office of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Our work in northern California includes scientific assessments, habitat restoration, and conservation of listed species. This map highlights some of our work!

Last updated: April 16, 2015