La Grande Field Office was opened in 2002 to bring Fish and Wildlife
Service resources closer to the community and to
facilitate collaboration with local partners and stakeholders
in addressing natural resource issues in northeastern Oregon. The
officie is housed in the same building as the Wallowa-Whitman
La Grande Ranger District in La Grande, Oregon.
Jurisdiction. The La
Grande Field Office's area of responsibility extends to seven counties
in northeastern Oregon: Malheur, Baker, Grant, Union, Wallowa,
Umatilla, and Morrow.
Technical Assistance. We assist federal,
state, and local agencies, as well as private entities by
providing Endangered Species Act consultations, watershed assessment
reviews, restoration activities, and technical support for
Partnerships. We work in partnership with
local federal, state, tribal, county and private entities to
recover listed species and their habitats, to ensure viability
of species and to minimize or avoid the need for future listings.
Private Landowners. With the support of
the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office, we seek opportunities
to develop partnerships with local private landowners.Technical
and financial assistance is available for conservation projects.
Planning Assistance. We implement several habitat conservation programs
and provide long range planning advice to county and municipal
Species Recovery. We
are working to recover and conserve listed and
sensitive species, including bull trout, Spalding's Catchfly,
MacFarlane's Four O'clock, Howell's Spectacular Thelypody,
Columbia spotted frog, and Washington ground squirrel.
ESA Consultations. We
conduct ESA (Endangered Specie Act) consultations for projects
that may affect listed species.
Partners Program. Through the Partners
for Fish and Wildlife Program we work to restore fish and
wildlife habitat on private lands. (To
learn more, please see Partners’ Successes
in Eastern Oregon)