About Us

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides the public the right to request access to records from any federal agency. It is described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. Federal agencies are required to disclose any information requested under the FOIA unless it falls under one of nine exemptions that protect interests such as personal privacy, national security, and law enforcement.  

The IRTM FOIA program is responsible for Service-wide receipt, tracking, coordination, and providing timely responses to FOIA requests in accordance with Federal law and Federal and Department regulatory requirements. 

For information on the contents of the FWS FOIA Library, or for questions regarding accessibility or assistance, please contact fwhq_foia@fws.gov.

NOTE: The FOIA Logs are listed by Program, for information on the contents of the FWS FOIA Library, or for questions regarding accessibility or assistance, please contact fwhq_foia@fws.gov

FWS FOIA Logs

You may access our open and closed requests at the FOIAonline site. Click Search > Advanced Search > Look Up By >Tracking Number = FWS

You can download the report and filter, as needed.

How to Submit a Request