Northern Alaska Fish and Wildlife Field Office

Kuskokwim River Federal Waters Closed to Gill Nets for the Protection of Chinook, Chum, and Coho Salmon

The Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge (YDNWR) Manager determined that Federal management is necessary for the conservation and the continuation of subsistence uses for Chinook, Chum, and Coho Salmon within the Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River drainage. For more information visit Kuskokwim River Federal Waters Closed to Gill Nets for the Protection of Chinook, Chum, and Coho Salmon

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)

Birds arriving in Alaska for the breeding season may be infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza, which has caused illness and death in waterfowl, shorebirds, gulls, and birds of prey and some mammals. Learn more, including steps hunters can take to reduce the risk of infection and how to report observations/concerns.

American Robin feeding young
Plan Ahead to Protect Nesting Birds

Protecting nesting migratory birds is all about timing. (See: Timing recommendations for land disturbance and vegetation clearing)


Northern Alaska Fish and Wildlife Field Office
101 12th AvenueRoom 110Fairbanks,AK99701-6237

Our Field Office is located in the Fairbanks Federal Building. Fairbanks is home to over 80 permanent US Fish and Wildlife Service employees and is a gateway to northern National Wildlife Refuges like Arctic, Kaunti, and Yukon Flats. Take a tour of our vision for how we plan to provide a more accessible/net zero energy facility where the public can learn about their public lands and interact with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff.

Utqiaġvik (Barrow) Satellite Office
5146 Boxer StreetUtqiaġvik,AK99723

Our Utqiaġvik Satellite Office was established in 2010 to help increase our understanding of the subsistence needs and cultural values of North Slope residents and to better achieve our mission of working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. A priority for this office is to continue to improve communication between the Service and local residents and partners on the North Slope.