About Us

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Our Jurisdiction

The Service's Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office focuses on plant and wildlife conservation in 38 counties across the state of California. Stretching the length of the Central and San Joaquin Valleys, and from the Sonoma and Central Coasts to the Sierra Nevada, our jurisdiction covers more than 57,700 square miles. We monitor the status of more than 100 listed species from furry mammals like the southern Sierra Nevada fisher and San Joaquin kit fox to colorful plants like Baker’s larkspur. Our work covers a wide range of habitats, including snow-covered mountains, rolling foothills, dramatic coastlines, vernal pools and desert plains.

Working with Others

We know that good relationships and collaboration lead to better conservation results. That’s why we put them at the forefront of our strategy to find smart solutions that support both conservation and local land use needs. Our large jurisdiction gives us the opportunity to listen to and work alongside a variety of people, including landowners, Tribes, government agencies and community groups. By using the best available science and ensuring all voices are included in our decision-making process, we can find balance between the needs of people and wildlife.

Our Organization

The Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office is part of the Fish and Wildlife Service's Pacific Southwest Region, which includes California, Nevada and the Klamath Basin of Oregon. The Pacific Southwest Regional Office is located in Sacramento, California.

Our Workforce

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working to build the next generation of conservation leaders. We are committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we live in, is accessible to all and free of employment discrimination.