About Us

The Yreka Fish and Wildlife Office (Yreka FWO) is an Ecological Services Office located in Siskiyou County, northern California a few miles south of the Oregon border.  Our office supports conservation work within the Shasta-Trinity and Klamath National Forests and adjoining private lands within Siskiyou, Trinity, and Shasta Counties. It was established in 1987 as the Klamath River Fisheries Resource Office and has evolved over time to include programs focused on the conservation and recovery of threatened, endangered, and at-risk species, and the restoration of forest and riparian riparian
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Covering almost 6 million acres (over 9,000 square miles), the Yreka FWO is one of four U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offices in the Klamath River watershed. These include the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex headquartered in Tulelake, CA, the Klamath Falls Fish and Wildlife Office in Oregon, and the Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office on the northern California coast.  

The Yreka FWO covers the mid-Klamath watershed, which has a rich cultural and natural history that includes Tribal, mining, timber management, farming and ranching activities. It was part of the California gold rush with miles of tailings yet to be restored in the Scott, Shasta, and Klamath River drainages. Surrounded by forests, wildfire and fuels management are a central focus of our office work. 

Conserving fish and wildlife cannot be successful without the partnership of local Tribes. The mid-Klamath is home to the Karuk and Quartz Valley Tribes, with whom the Yreka FWO works collaboratively to maintain, strengthen, and promote positive working relationships for the future of the Klamath River watershed.