Highly pathogenic avian influenza & other frequently asked bird health questions

Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in both domestic and wild birds in Canada and the United States. The strain now present in North America has caused illness and death in waterfowl, shorebirds, gulls, and birds of prey. Birds that migrate to Alaska to nest and breed could be infected. Learn more including steps hunters can take to reduce infection risk and how to report observations/concerns. See also: Alaska Bird FAQ: if it's sick, abandoned, injured or dead

Welcome to our Southern Alaska Office! We have dedicated staff working with partners to conserve fish and wildlife via habitat restoration and conservation, fish assessment and management, technical assistance, cost-sharing, funding, and outreach.

About Us

Our staff work in an area that stretches from the from Southeast Alaska up through the Copper River Delta east of Cordova, north to the Alaska Range, and west through central and western Alaska, including the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Bristol Bay, and Aleutian Islands. This area is home to seven federally endangered and threatened species, a wealth of wild fish, migratory birds, and mammals (including northern sea otters and Pacific walrus).

Our team of technical experts includes biologists and biological technicians, fisheries managers, a civil engineer and engineer tech, hydrologist, and contract specialists. Thanks to this team, we are able to complete our own in-house fish passage designs and provide technical assistance across a large swath of Alaska. 

What We Do

We work with partners towards a connected network of lands and waters in Alaska that support diverse, self-sustaining populations of wild, native fish that exhibit their natural variability in abundance, genetics, and life history. We provide technical assistance and funding/cost-share opportunities for habitat conservation through our Fish Passage, Partners for Fish and Wildlife, and Coastal Programs. We also work to reduce and eliminate threats to threatened and endangered species, marine mammals, migratory bird, and other wildlife.  

Our Organization

The Ecological Services Program works to restore and protect healthy populations of fish, wildlife, and plants and the environments upon which they depend. Using the best available science, we work with federal, state, Tribal, local, and non-profit stakeholders, as well as private land owners, to...
The Fish and Aquatic Conservation program leads aquatic conservation efforts for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are committed to tackling the nation’s highest priority aquatic conservation and recreational challenges to conserve, restore, and enhance fisheries for future generations.
The Coastal Program is one of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s most effective resources for restoring and protecting fish and wildlife habitat on public and privately-owned lands. We play an important role in promoting the Service’s mission and priorities, delivering landscape-scale...
The Fish Passage Program works with local communities on a voluntary basis to restore rivers and conserve our nation’s aquatic resources by removing or bypassing barriers. Our projects benefit both fish and people.
The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program provides free technical and financial assistance to landowners, managers, tribes, corporations, schools and nonprofits interested in improving wildlife habitat on their land. Since 1987, we have helped more than 60,000 landowners restore more than 7...
The National Fish Habitat Partnership is a comprehensive effort to treat the causes of fish habitat decline, not just the symptoms. The Partnership is a national investment strategy to maximize the impact of conservation dollars on the ground. Funds are leveraged through regional partnerships to...

Our Species

We work to conserve a variety of species, including anadromous fishes, migratory birds, Threatened and Endangered species, and pollinators. 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

  • Aleutian shield fern
  • Alexander Archipelago wolf
  • Chinook salmon
  • Coho salmon
  • Northern Sea Otter
  • Steller's eider
  • Short-tailed albatross
  • Tufted puffin
  • Wood bison 

 

Projects and Research

Visit Us

We co-located at the Bureau of Land Management’s Campbell Tract Facility, a 730-acre forested area bisected by Campbell Creek that is home to salmon, moose, black bears, brown bears, lynx, coyotes, snowshoes hares, and myriad migratory birds and raptors. Summer brings endless hours to hike and mountain bike miles of trails, or birdwatch. In winter, this is a great place to snowshoe, fat-tire bike, or cross-country ski. Our seasons offer endless outdoor opportunities. Here you can experience the midnight sun during summer and the northern lights during winter.

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