Endangered Species Consultation
The ultimate goal of the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
is the recovery (and subsequent preservation) of endangered and threatened
species and the ecosystems on which they depend. A variety
of methods and procedures are used to recover listed
species, such as protective management measures (fencing
nests, propagating young, preserving seeds), habitat
acquisition and restoration, monitoring individuals
or populations and augmenting or introducing populations.
Generally a recovery plan is developed for each listed species. This plan
includes a life history description, a discussion on
the threats to the species, conservation strategies
and goals for the recovery of the species. Targets are
set that will, once met, signal that the threat of extinction
for the species has been eliminated and that the species
no longer needs federal protection. At this point, the
species will be delisted (pdf size 5.4MB).
A period of post-delisting monitoring ensures that the
species is, indeed, doing well.
For additional information, visit our National Endangered Species Program web site.
Success Stories- These species that occur in our area
have been delisted:
Peregrine Falcon - Falco
Robbin’s Cinquefoil - Potentilla
Fish and Wildlife Service, MassWildlife release proposal for long-term plover conservation and increased flexibility for recreation on Massachusetts beaches
Isle of Shoals - New Hampshire Audubon’s Article
on the return of Roseate Terns to Seavey Island (pdf size 282KB)
Vermont Bald Eagle Restoration Website at CentralVermontPublicService
and don’t forget to visit the Eagle-cam !!
Williams Park Zoo’s webpage for the American burying
New Hampshire Fish and Game Article Karner
Blues (pdf size 70KB)
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