What We Do
Alpena Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office works to rehabilitate and stock native species, conduct early detection and monitoring for, restore fish and wildlife habitat on private lands, address fish passage 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.
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.
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.
Volunteering opportunities are available. Please check with the office. We match volunteers with their interest and capabilities.