U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Southwest Region

We work with a variety of partners and other agencies, communities, tribal governments, conservation groups, businesses interests, landowners and concerned citizens to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and their habitat. The Region is home to more than:

  • 47 National Wildlife Refuges
  • 8 National Fish Hatcheries
  • 1 Fish Health Center
  • 4 Fishery Resources Offices
  • 7 Ecological Services Field Offices
  • 19 Law Enforcement Offices
  • 5 Border Inspection Stations.

The region also employs 900 dedicated professionals. They are the ones who make our conservation work possible. The Southwest’s beautiful and diverse landscape provides habitat for a wide variety of remarkable native plant and animal species. In Arizona, wildlife adapts to exist in environments ranging from scorching lowland deserts to scenic mountain peaks.

New Mexico’s breathtaking vistas intertwine with ancient cultural landscapes, accommodating many species sacred to Native Americans. From the gulf coast beaches to the plains of the panhandle, Texas boasts 13 National Wildlife Refuges and is home to a wide variety of special species including:  whooping cranes; the Attwater’s prairie chicken; and the Bone Cave harvestman.

Oklahoma’s expansive landscapes lay claim to species that represent the historic character of the West; prairie dogs, elk and bison still roam the plains - many making their homes on one of the state’s nine National Wildlife Refuges.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1306
Albuquerque, NM 87103-1306

Contact U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Southwest Region

Dr. Benjamin Tuggle
Regional Director
500 Gold Avenue SW, Rm #
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87102
Phone: 505-248-6911


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas

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