The Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office is a field office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Our work in northern California includes scientific assessments, habitat restoration, and conservation of listed species.
2023 Arcata Fish & Wildlife Office Year in Review

About Us

Fog on the Klamath River

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.'

We carry out the Service’s mission through four programs: Ecological Services, Fisheries and Aquatic Conservation, Habitat Restoration, and Science Applications. Our work spans the beautiful towering redwoods of northwestern California, the foggy shores of the Pacific, and includes majestic watersheds such as the Klamath River.

Our Organization

A rocky shoreline of a river. The water is calm. Mist and green branches line the river.
The Ecological Services Program works to restore and protect healthy populations of fish, wildlife, and plants and the environments upon which they depend. Using the best available science, we work with federal, state, Tribal, local, and non-profit stakeholders, as well as private land owners, to...
Juvenile Northern Pike in aquarium at Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery, South Dakota
The Fish and Aquatic Conservation program leads aquatic conservation efforts for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are committed to tackling the nation’s highest priority aquatic conservation and recreational challenges to conserve, restore, and enhance fisheries for future generations.

Our Species

Kneeland prairie pennycress

The Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office collects and maintains information on listed species that live in Del Norte, western Siskiyou, Humboldt, Trinity, and coastal Mendocino Counties, including legal status, survey and distributional data, life history requirements, recovery needs, population status, threats, and conservation needs.

Projects and Research

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