Carlsbad Fish & Wildlife Office
Pacific Southwest Region  

photo of thread leaved brodiaea

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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Hermes copper butterfly proposed for listing as a threatened species

Species Status Assessment for Hermes Copper Butterfly
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Upper Santa Ana River Wash Habitat Conservation Plan Released for Public Comment

Public Meetings Scheduled for January 9, 2020


Draft Environmental Assessment and Associated Documents for City of Rancho Palos Verdes HCP Available for Public Comment



Draft Recovery Plan for Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog Released

QA About the Draft Recovery Plan
Link to Draft Recovery Plan

Adult mountain yellow-legged frog
Photo Credit: US Geological Survey


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5-year status reviews initiated

Service seeks new scientific information on 50 threatened or endangered species in CA, NV, and Klamath Basin


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Fiscal Year 2016/17 Highlights for the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office





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

Link to Federal Register Notice for OCTA HCP/NCCP


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