Recovery Permits
Pacific Region Endangered Species Recovery

Recovery Permits for Threatened and Endangered Species

ender's blue butterfy; USFWS file photoOur Regional Office issues recovery permits (as authorized under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act) to allow people to do research that furthers our understanding of listed species for the purposes of assisting in recovery efforts and other conservation related actions with listed species.

For information on how to obtain a recovery permit and to get a copy of a permit application, as well as general information about all types of permits that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issues, visit our National Fish and Wildlife Service Permit page.

We have specific Survey Protocols for some of the listed species in the Pacific Region which should be followed when a permittee wants to establish presence or absence of the species.  Please check to see if your species of interest have a survey protocol available.  Survey protocols may be updated at any time, so please be sure to check back occasionally.  In most cases you will still need a recovery permit before implementing a survey protocol. 

We also have certain Minimum Qualifications that an applicant should meet in order to obtain a permit for some species.  Please refer to the associated link above to review the minimum qualifications for working with a particular species.

For information on other types of permits that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issues for native species (such as enhancement of survival permits associated with Safe Harbor agreements and Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances, and incidental take permits associated with Habitat Conservation Plans), visit our National Permits for Native Species page.

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Last updated: March 22, 2011

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