Established in 1992, the Alpena Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office meets Service fishery goals in Lake Huron, western Lake Erie and connecting waterways of the St. Marys River, St. Clair River and Detroit River.

What We Do

Alpena Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office works to rehabilitate and stock native species, conduct early detection and monitoring for invasive species invasive species
An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

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, restore fish and wildlife habitat on private lands, address fish passage fish passage
Fish passage is the ability of fish or other aquatic species to move freely throughout their life to find food, reproduce, and complete their natural migration cycles. Millions of barriers to fish passage across the country are fragmenting habitat and leading to species declines. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Fish Passage Program is working to reconnect watersheds to benefit both wildlife and people.

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issues and provide fishery assistance on federal and tribal lands. Fish and wildlife conservation and management is conducted with assistance from federal, state, tribal, provincial and non-governmental partners.

Our Species

Restoration of native fish species and promoting healthy fish communities is a priority for the Alpena Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office. Native species that the office routinely works with include lake trout, lake whitefish, cisco and lake sturgeon. The office also monitors for invasive fish and invertebrates by targeting grass carp, bighead carp, silver carp, snakehead, rudd, tench and other species not native to the Great Lakes.

Visit Us

Our stations are field-based offices and we host activities and demonstrations to educate the public about our mission and goals. Visits are generally pre-arranged with staff. Please reach out to the station to arrange a visit.

Get Involved

Volunteering opportunities are available. Please check with the office. We match volunteers with their interest and capabilities.

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