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Find news about what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is doing in California, Nevada and the Klamath Basin. Photo above: Biologists counted around 6,000 monarch butterflies at a single roost site at Ellwood Mesa, amidst a grove of eucalyptus trees. (Jan. 13, 2013) Photo credit: Ashley Spratt/USFWS.
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Pacific Southwest Region External Affairs
The primary focus of the Region 8 staff is on strategic public communications issues at the Regional level. We also provide communications and outreach expertise to project leaders in the field, and support outreach and communications efforts of public affairs staff organic to Fish and Wildlife Offices in California and Nevada.
John Heil, Deputy Assistant Regional Director, External Affairs
Meghan Snow, Legislative Affairs Director, External Affairs
Pamela Bierce, Public Affairs Officer, External Affairs
Richard Adkins, Native American Liaison, External Affairs
Jon Myatt, Digital Communications Manager, Public Affairs
Rebecca Fabbri, Public Affairs Specialist/Social Media
Angelia Davenport, Executive Assistant
External Affairs Fax: (916) 414-6486
Fish and Wildlife Office Area Contacts
Bay-Delta Fish and Wildlife Office
Shane Hunt, Public Affairs
Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office
760-431-9440 ext. 205
Jane Hendron, Public Affairs
Joanna Gilkeson, Public Affairs
Coleman National Fish Hatchery
Laura Mahoney Public Affairs
Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Dan Balduini, Public Affairs
Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Vacant, Public Affairs
Lodi Fish and Wildlife Office
Vacant, Public Affairs
National Fire Program Outreach
Public Outreach, Sacramento NWR Complex
Nevada Fish and Wildlife Office
Vacant, Sage Grouse Public Affairs
Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office
Veronica Davison, Public Affairs
San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex
619-476-9150, ext. 106
Lisa Cox, Public Affairs and Visitor Services
San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex
510-792-0222, ext. 143
Doug Cordell, Public Affairs
Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office
Ashley Spratt, Public Affairs,
Robyn Gerstenslager, Public Affairs
Yreka Fish and Wildlife Office (Includes Arcata and Klamath Falls FWOs)
Susan Sawyer, Public Affairs