Updated 8/7/09

Oregon Fish & Wildlife Office

Paul Henson State Supervisor

Rollie White - Deputy State Supervisor

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The Oregon Fish & Wildlife Office (OFWO) is located in Portland, Oregon with four sub-offices located in Bend, Roseburg, La Grande, and Newport. Together, these offices manage fish and wildlife issues under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and other federal authorities throughout the state, sharing some localized responsibilities with the Klamath Basin Office in Klamath Falls, Oregon.


External Affairs

Elizabeth Materna – External Affairs Officer

Responsible for News Releases, Media Resources, Government Relations, Congressional Contacts, and Outreach.

Administration, Budget, and Information Technology

Cindy Rutherford – Administrative Officer

Environmental Contaminants Division

Ted Buerger - Division Manager

Energy, Infrastructure, and Ecosystems Services Division

Joe Zisa - Division Supervisor

Responsible for identifying sources of pollution, investigating pollution effects on fish and wildlife and their habitats; developing solutions to environmental contaminant problems that will prevent or minimize adverse impacts; and partnering with others to restore resources and habitats that have been degraded by pollution.

Responsible for review of proposed federal projects per the authorities under the Clean Water Act and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) relicensing program.



Forest Resources Division

Jody Caicco - Division Supervisor

Conservation Partnerships Division

Craig Rowland - Division Supervisor

Endangered Species Division

Jeffrey Dillon - Division Supervisor

Responsible for implementing the USFWS portion of the Northwest Forest Plan within the range of the northern spotted owl and the marbled murrelet in Oregon; Section 7 consultations; and the Forest Conservation Fire Plan.

Responsible for implementing restoration and conservation activities on private lands; developing habitat plans and conservation agreements; fish and wildlife restoration including the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program; federal grants and co-op agreements; technical assistance to landowners; and community outreach and education.

Responsible for conservation and recovery of species protected under the federal Endangered Species Act; Section 7 consultations; recovery planning implementation; recovery permits; listing, delisting, and critical habitat designations; 5-year reviews; candidate species assessments; and support for scientific research.


Field Offices

Bend Field Office

Nancy Gilbert
Field Supervisor

La Grande Field Office

Gary Miller
Field Supervisor

Newport Field Office

Laura Todd
Field Supervisor

Roseburg Field Office

Jim Thrailkill
Field Supervisor

Collaborate with the USDA Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to address natural resource issues in central and eastern Oregon. Provide technical and financial assistance to these agencies in the form of ESA consultation, watershed assessment and restoration, and technical support in watershed management.

Collaborate with agencies, Tribes, and private entities to address natural resource issues in eastern Oregon. Provide technical and financial assistance in the form of ESA consultations, candidate species conservation, recovery efforts, watershed restoration, the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and other grant opportunities. USFWS lead office for wolf issues in Oregon.

Administer the Coastal Program to address natural resource issues in priority bays, estuaries and watersheds; habitat restoration projects; coast-wide mapping of natural resources; working to recover threatened coastal species (western snowy plover, Oregon silverspot butterfly, western lily); working with Watershed Councils and the State of Oregon to restore declining salmon runs.

Collaborate with the USDA Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to address natural resource issues in southwestern Oregon. Provide technical and financial assistance for watershed assessment, restoration, management, and ESA consultation. Implement the Northwest Forest Plan.