The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Pacific Southwest Region opened a new field office in 2009 - the Bay-Delta Fish and Wildlife Office (BDFWO). Creating the BDFWO co-locates the Service with other federal and state agencies to help solve the crucial issues facing Californians in the rapidly evolving Delta region, such as the delta smelt.
Within the Bay-Delta jurisdiction, the office now also has responsibility for environmental contaminants, resource damage assessment, and levee work. Upstream of the Bay-Delta, the BDFWO has program responsibilities that are related to water storage projects, federal hydropower regulation, and anadromous fishes. The office is also responsible for the Coastal Program.
The office is located at 650 Capitol Mall in downtown Sacramento's old main federal building and shares space with the Delta Stewardship Council (formerly CalFed) and NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service - two agencies heavily involved in Delta issues. The office is also just blocks away from other Delta partners, namely California's Natural Resources Agency and Departments of Fish and Wildlife and Water Resources.
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Main Reception: 916-930-5603