The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

About Us

The Alpena Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office is the conservation office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service responsible for Lake Huron and Western Lake Erie. We conduct fish population research, native species restoration, aquatic habitat restoration, improve fish passage, help monitor and erradicate aquatic invasive species, and provide outreach and education for the public.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
480 West Fletcher St
Alpena, MI 49707
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4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Campers Discover and Map Federally Threatened Pitcher's Thistle Plants of Coastal Lake Huron
Seventy Michigan youth gathered to learn about Michigan's natural resources through amazing hands-on experiences at the 2011 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp (GLNR).
Alpena High School - Bagley Creek Restoration, Wildlife Sanctuary Water Quality Info
Au Gres River - Water Monitoring
Students from Au Gres-Sims Elementary have joined interested community partners to monitor the health of the East Branch of the Au Gres River from head waters to its outlet in Lake Huron.
Besser Elementary - Water Quality Monitoring - Arbor Day
4th grade students from Besser Elementary visit Duck Park/Island Park twice a year to learn and monitor river health.
BWET Grant Gets Students Exploring Local Resources
Posen Students Build Appreciation and Understanding of Local Resources
Charity Island Project
Au Gres-Sims Students Conduct Research on Threatened Pitcher’s Thistle
Ella White - Native Fish and Restoration Project
From Sturgeon on Loan, to raising Lake Trout in the classroom, these 5th graders focus on the most wanted species in Lake Huron.
Fish Habitat Days at Paxton Quarry
In partnership with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Friends of the Lake Huron Watershed, and Lafarge, 3rd graders from Hinks Elementary are learning to fish and cast, while exploring the natural habitats in the flooded quarry.
Great Lakes Fisheries in the Classroom Efforts
Raising Lake Sturgeon, Chinook Salmon, and Lake Trout in the classroom to help our fisheries!
Industrial Arts Students Support Lake Huron Coastal Habitat by Preserving Hibernacula in Alpena
Alpena High School industrial arts teachers Scott MacKenzie and Zach Grulke are getting their students involved in the local community through placed based education.
Island Park Stewardship & Salmon in the Classroom
Students provide stewardship for Island Park by removing invasives, preventing marine debris and more.
NOAA Great Lakes B-WET -  Our Rivers, Our Future
NOAA's B-WET program is an environmental education program that promotes locally relevant, experiential learning in the K-12 environment.
Onaway High School Service Learning Class Info
Rain Garden Installed at Harrisville Harbor
The Alcona High School Environmental Science class worked on this project all year - from planning to funding to actually installing!
Salmon in the Classroom and Learning Harbor Ecosystems
Alcona Elementary students raise salmon and take care of their shoreline by preventing marine debris
The Thunder Bay River Watershed Project Info
Thompson's Harbor State Park Threatened and Endangered Species Info
Thunder Bay Jr. High - Invasive Buckthorn Management
6th Grade students utilize the school's Outdoor Education Site to learn about the diverse ecosystem near their school and have a positive impact on the creek habitat through environmentally conscious management
Vernal Pool Patrol Project
Monitoring seasonal wetlands across northern Michigan
Wilson Community School - Alpena Flyer Investigation
Preserving and Raising Awareness about Alpena’s History in the Automotive Industry


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