National Wildlife Property Repository

Conserving America's Future


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The National Wildlife Property Repository (NWPR) has temporarily changed its operations in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

The majority of Repository staff will temporarily be moving to telework in accordance with Department guidelines. During this time, please use email as a primary source of communication. (

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The National Wildlife Property Repository (NWPR) is a 22,000 square foot office and warehouse located northeast of Denver, Colorado at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. The facility is responsible for receiving wildlife items that have been forfeited or abandoned to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In accordance with the law, these items are stored in a secure environment, and many of the items are donated to educational facilities, nonprofit organizations, and conservation agencies to aid in teaching about endangered species and other wildlife. Others items are sent to scientific institutions to be used in research to develop better identification methods to protect wildlife.


  • Receive forfeited or abandoned wildlife property from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Special Agents and Wildlife Inspectors.
  • Inventory, store and provide security for confiscated wildlife property.
  • Loan wildlife property to USFWS offices, other Federal, State and municipal government offices and public educational and/or scientific institutions.
  • Develop and provide educational programs regarding wildlife regulations and wildlife trade.