Land and Water

The Land and Water Division provides technical assistance and recommendations for the conservation of fish and wildlife for proposed development projects that involve federal land and water. We do this under the authorities of the Clean Water Act, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) relicensing program, and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act..

Water Development Activities

  • Congressional Authorities
    Photo - New fish screen design on Bear Creek, Rogue River (USFWS).

  • Wetlands and Waterways Permits

  • Hydropower Projects

  • Federal Projects



Conservation Planning

  • Oregon Plan for Salmon and WatershedsPhoto - Footbridge at Marmot Dam, Sandy River (USFWS).

  • Willamette Restoration Initiative

  • Tillamook Performance Partnership

  • Watershed Councils

Items of Note

Ecosystem Services, Markets, and the USFWS

Quantifying benefits derived from nature can result in sustainable solutions for the future of conservation.
Flyer/Fact Sheet
(December 2011)

Mitigation Banking
Fact Sheet
Compensating for Impacts to Wetlands and Streams

New Publication
Eddies: Reflections on Fisheries Conservation
A quarterly magazine by the UFSWS

Wind Energy Guidance
Siting and Permitting Guidelines