About Us

The Carlsbad and Palm Springs Fish and Wildlife offices are part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Pacific Southwest Region.

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 Section 7
Section 7 Consultation The Endangered Species Act (ESA) directs all Federal agencies to work to conserve endangered and threatened species and to use their authorities to further the purposes of the Act. Section 7 of the Act, called "Interagency Cooperation," is the mechanism by which Federal agencies ensure the actions they take, including those they fund or authorize, do not jeopardize the existence of any listed species.

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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).

The Palm Springs Fish and Wildlife Office (PSFWO) focuses on wildlife conservation related to renewable energy development, Habitat Conservation Planning, and Interagency cooperation in Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, and the desert portions of Kern, Los Angeles, and Inyo counties.

Population = 22 million
Land area = 50,000 square miles
27 Congressional Districts
35 Federally recognized Tribes
107 Federally listed species