Carlsbad Fish & Wildlife Office
Pacific Southwest Region  

Photo of Elegant Terns. Photo credit USFWS/Stephanie Weagley.

Welcome to the U.S. Fish & 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 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:

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Comment Period Reopened on Proposed Rule to Delist Hidden Lake Bluecurls

Dan Silver and Michael Beck selected as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 2016 Recovery Champions in southern California.


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News Release Announcing Final HCP/NCCP for Orange County Transportation Authority

Link to Federal Register Notice for OCTA HCP/NCCP


Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office 2016 Highlights

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Final Recovery Plan for Santa Ana Sucker Now Available

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News Release Announcing Proposed Delisting of Hidden Lake Bluecurls

Proposed Delisting Rule

Draft Post-Delisting Monitoring Plan


Endangered Species Act
Compensatory Mitigation Policy Released

Notice of Availability of Final Policy for Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances

Petition Findings for 10 Species Including Joshua Tree Announced

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