Featured Species

Our office is responsible for the recovery of three species, currently listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act: Steller's and spectacled eiders, and polar bears. We are also the lead office for Endangered Eskimo curlew. Fish are incredibly important to people in interior and northern Alaska, and some of the species we focus on include Bering Cisco, Chinook and Coho Salmon, Dolly Varden, and Sheefish.

  • Bering Cisco
  • Chinook salmon
  • Coho salmon
  • Dolly Varden
  • Eskimo curlew
  • Polar bear
  • Spectacled eider
  • Steller's eider
  • Sheefish

We also support efforts to detect, control and eradicate 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.

Learn more about invasive species