Contact Us:

  Habitat Conservation Division
  263 13th Avenue South 
  Saint Petersburg, FL  33701

  Phone: (727) 824-5317
  Fax: (727) 824-5300

Who should you call?  It is usually best to call the office in your state.

We have offices located throughout the southeast United States shown in the map above and listed below.

If you have a question about a letter from us about your project - and it is addressed to another federal agency (for example, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) - it may be best to begin your discussions with your project manager at that agency.  However, if the project manager has directed you to contact us directly, or you have other questions, the closing paragraph of the letter should include contact information for the staff person below most familiar with your project.

I have a general question about Habitat Conservation:

If your question concerns a particular area in the southeast United States, contact the office in that state from the list below.  Points of contact for specific programs and activities are provided here:

  • Essential Fish Habitat
    • David Dale in the Regional Office
  • Fish Passage & Diadromous Fish Restoration
    • Fritz Rohde in the Beaufort office.
  • Hydropower (FERC) Licensing
    • Pace Wilber in theCharleston office.
  • Coastal Wetland Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act
    • Richard Hartman or Twyla Cheatwood in the Baton Rouge office.
  • Coral Reef Conservation Program
    • Jocelyn Karazsia in the West Palm Beach office.
    • Florida: Kurtis Gregg
    • U.S. Caribbean: Vacant
  • Outer Continental Shelf Activities
    • David Dale in the Regional Office.

Habitat Conservation Division - Office Locations

The Habitat Conservation Division is administered from the National Marine Fisheries Service's Southeast Regional Office in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Front-line habitat conservation efforts are principally achieved by personnel stationed at field offices located strategically though out the region.

The Division is organized to correspond to the areas under management by the three regional fishery management councils in the southeast United States - Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean.

HABITAT CONSERVATION DIVISION
Virginia Fay, Assistant Regional Administrator

REGIONAL OFFICE

National Marine Fisheries Service
Habitat Conservation Division
263 13th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-5505

O: 727-824-5317
F: 727-824-5300
GULF OF MEXICO BRANCH
Rusty Swafford, Branch Supervisor

TEXAS

National Marine Fisheries Service
Habitat Conservation Division
4700 Avenue U, Bldg. 307
Galveston, Texas 77551-5997
O: (409) 766-3699
F: (409) 766-3575
LOUISIANA
ALABAMA & MISSISSIPPI
National Marine Fisheries Service
Habitat Conservation Division
c/o Louisiana State University
Military Science Building, Room 266
South Stadium Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
O: (225) 389-0508
F: (225) 389-0506
FLORIDA
Gulf of Mexico Coast
National Marine Fisheries Service
Habitat Conservation Division
263 13th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-5005
O: (727) 824-5317
F: (727) 824-5300

FDOT/FHWA Projects:
ATLANTIC BRANCH
Pace Wilber, Branch Supervisor

NORTH CAROLINA

National Marine Fisheries Service
Habitat Conservation Division
101 Pivers Island Road
Beaufort, North Carolina 28516-9722
F: (252) 728-8784
SOUTH CAROLINA
GEORGIA
National Marine Fisheries Service
Habitat Conservation Division
219 Ft Johnson Road
Charleston, South Carolina 29412
O: (843) 762-8604

NCDOT/SCDOT/GADOT-FHWA Projects:
FLORIDA
Southeast Coast
National Marine Fisheries Service
Habitat Conservation Division
400 N. Congress Avenue, Suite #110
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
O: (561) 249-xxxx (see below)
F: (561) 429-4168

FDOT/FHWA Projects:
PUERTO RICO

National Marine Fisheries Service
Habitat Conservation Division
c/o Jacksonville District Corps of Engineers, Antilles Office
Fundacion Angel Ramos, Annex Building
383 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Avenue, Suite 202
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918
O: (787) 729-6829
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
St. Croix
National Marine Fisheries Service
Coral Reef Conservation Program
Almeric Christian Federal Building, Room 314
3013 Estate Golden Rock - Box 4
Christiansted, St. Croix, VI 00820-4226
O: (305) 213-3089
  • VACANT