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COVID-19 Update

Dear Partners and Applicants:

The health and safety of our partners and employees is our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19. The guidance and directions below will be revised and updated as needed to respond to changing conditions

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) West Virginia Field Office remains open; however, all staff are teleworking until further notice in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and provide social distancing. As a consequence, we have very limited office access, and may not receive hard copy mail (USPS, Fed Ex, and UPS) in a timely manner. To help ensure that your questions and project review responses are processed and reviewed as quickly as circumstances allow, we have made the following adjustments.

In an effort to maintain continuity and remain responsive to our many partners, we will use our office-wide electronic mailbox for new submissions or questions. We encourage all partners and applicants to submit email requests and inquiries to fw5_wvfo@fws.gov. For additional details on how to submit a new project for our review please also see our Project Review Request page.

We ask that when submitting an email, please be as specific as possible in the subject line. For example, please identify if the email pertains to a section 7 consultation, location and what species. This will help us ensure that the request/inquiry is provided to the correct staff for appropriate action.

We appreciate your patience as we all are coping with the COVID-19 situation. The staff of West Virginia Field Office are working to assist you with your requests and inquiries. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at the address provided, or leave a voicemail message on our main office number (304 636-6586); voicemails will be reviewed daily.

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service West Virginia Field Office works with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Our office helps to recover threatened and endangered species, enforces federal fish, wildlife, and plant laws and regulations, partners with private landowners to restore natural habitats, and ensures that wildlife resources are considered by agencies during the planning and operating of wind, coal, hydropower, oil and gas, and road projects.

West Virginia Field Office
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Canaan Valley NWR

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service received funding in 2018 to build a new administrative facility at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Tucker County, WV, which will house the staff of the West Virginia Field Office in the future.

For updates on planning and construction, visit our website dedicated to that project.



Last updated: November 3, 2020