Carlsbad Fish & Wildlife Office
Pacific Southwest Region  

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Brodiaea filifolia credit: USFWS

Welcome to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Carlsbad Office

Our vision: Work with Federal, State, and local agencies; local Tribes; our partners; the media; and other public, while coordinating across the Service to efficiently and effectively leave a legacy of conserved, managed, and enhanced expanses of land that conserve Federal trust species and diverse habitats of southern California.

The Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (CFWO) serves all or portions of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial counties, as well as Santa Catalina and San Clemente Islands. Our programs include: Habitat Conservation Planning, and Interagency Cooperation (Section 7 consultations). Listing and Recovery (critical habitat, 5-Year Reviews, Recovery Plans), Environmental Contaminants, and Conservation Partnerships are also programs administered by the Carlsbad Office (for both the Carlsbad and Palm Springs offices' areas of responsibility).

Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office
2177 Salk Avenue, Suite 250
Carlsbad, California 92008
Telephone: 760-431-9440

The Palm Springs Fish and Wildlife Office (PSFWO) focuses on wildlife conservation related to renewable energy development, including development of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan; and Habitat Conservation Planning and Interagency cooperation in Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, and the desert portions of Kern, Los Angeles, and Inyo counties.

Palm Springs Fish and Wildlife Office
777 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 208
Palm Springs, California 92262
Telephone: 760-322-2070

Both offices are open Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm, except Holidays.


Pacific Southwest Region 8 News Releases:

Location of Carlsbad and Palm Springs Offices
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Issues Incidental Take Permit for Manzana Wind Power Project


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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Releases List of Birds of Conservation Concern


Notice of Updated Mitigation Bank BEI Template, Sale Agreements, and Checklists


San Clemente Island species proposed for delisting


Draft Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for Rancho Vista Seniors Project

Draft Low-Effect Screening Form for Rancho Vista Seniors Project


Draft Conservation Plan for Manzana Wind Power Project

Draft Environmental Assessment for Manzana Wind Power Project


Notice of updated Mitigation Bank Enabling Instrument and public webinar


Stephens' kangaroo rat proposed for downlisting


Draft environment assessment for amendment to San Diego County Multiple Species Conservation Program


Draft Safe Harbor Agreement for Amargosa Vole available for review and comment

Safe Harbor Agreement

Environmental Action Statement Screening Form

Final HCP and EIS for the Santa Ana River Wash Plan now available


Carlsbad Office Highlights

Hermes copper butterfly proposed for listing as a threatened species

Species Status Assessment for Hermes Copper Butterfly
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Renewable Energy Development in Region 8

Conserving Our Trust Resources

Generate Species List By Project Area

Service Fire Management in Southern California

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