Bend Field Office
Conservation is a dish best served locally, which is why the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has staff located throughout the state of Oregon to work with you, right where you live, to conserve wildlife and their habitats for future generations.
Located in Bend, OR, our Central Oregon staff, many being from the area themselves, have a great knowledge and appreciation for the unique qualities and species of the area. They're ready to help with that tricky balance between the needs of wildlife and the needs of people, much of which you may find to be more alike than you thought.
Working Locally With You
So what is it we actually do in Central Oregon? While the projects are many, we can break things down into some larger categories:
• Restoring and Maintaining Healthy Ecosystems
• Species Recovery: for those already in danger
• Species Conservation: to hopefully avoid becoming in danger
How We Can Help
The USFWS stays very busy in Central Oregon, working with citizens, businesses, local governments, and environmental organizations on a number conservation activities, including:
• Endangerd Species Act Consultation
• Environmental Education
• Fish Passage
• Habitat Conservation Plans
• Fire Learning
• Energy Projects
Species of Central Oregon
From the iconic, to the sensitive, to the just plain interesting, we've highlighted some of the species with which we work most closely in Central Oregon. Take a look and be as amazed as we are at the tremendous diversity.
Serving Our Community
The Bend Field Office covers nine counties in central Oregon including Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson, Wheeler, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Harney, and Lake Counties, and portions of Klamath and Malheur counties.
Address: 63095 Deschutes Market Rd, Bend, OR 97701
A Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Oregon by Douglas F. Markle is now available. It is the first authoritative guide to native and non-native freshwater fishes found in Oregon. This book combines the rigorous science of Oregon State University's Dr. Markle with beautiful illustrations by renowned artist Joseph R. Tomelleri.