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Newport 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.  

Here in our Oregon Coast (Newport) field office, we are currently working to respond to a directive from the United States Congress to assess the feasibility of reintroducing sea otters to the contiguous Pacific Coast of the United States, including Oregon.  Learn more about this effort here.

  • Learn About What We Do

    Photo of a sea otter by the USFWS

    The USFWS stays very busy along the Oregon Coast, working with citizens, businesses, local governments, and environmental organizations on a number conservation activities, including:

    • Endangered Species Act Consultation

    • Environmental Education

    • Fish Passage

    • Habitat Conservation Plans

    • Energy Projects

  • How You Can Help

    Photo of green sea turtle by USFWS

    What should you do if you find a turtle or other sea animal stranded in an unnatural situation?

    • Call the Marine Mammal Stranding Network at 1-866-767-6114 or Oregon State Police, Wildlife Division at 1-800-452-7888.  More info: HERE.

    What should you do if you find an unmarked western snowy plover nest?

    • Please keep a respectful distance of 50 feet and report the nest’s location immediately to Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

  • Species of the Oregon Coast

    Photo of a sea otter by the USFWS

    From the iconic, to the sensitive, to the just plain interesting, we've highlighted some of the species with which we work most closely on the Oregon Coast. Take a look and be as amazed as we are at the tremendous diversity.

    Learn more about species of the Oregon Coast

  • Drop Us A Line

    Photo of Oregon coast (USFWS)

    The Newport Field Office covers the coastal portions of seven counties along the Oregon Coast including Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, Lane, Douglas, Coos, and Curry.

    If you live or work in this area and have questions, concerns, or projects pertaining to federally listed wildlife and their habitats, feel free to get in touch. Our staff is ready to help.

    Office Location

    2127 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365



    Field Supervisor

    Michele Zwartjes, 541/867-4558 ext. 237


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