Birds are sensitive during the nesting season. Vegetation clearing, ground disturbance, heavy wake near shorelines and other site construction and recreational activities can destroy eggs or nestlings or cause nest abandonment. If you encounter an active nest, leave it be and give it space until young hatch and depart the area. Do not destroy eggs, chicks, or adults of wild bird species. Learn about the laws that govern migratory birds in Alaska including possible exceptions for subsistence gathering. More information on avoiding waterbird harassment and timing recommendations for construction activities to minimize impacts to nesting birds.


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.