The USFWS Southeast Region has a work plan for the fiscal year that ends September 30, 2014 to make listing determinations under the Endangered Species Act for 26 fish, wildlife and plant species.
The Region’s work plan is based on a national schedule and Regional priorities, using available resources. In 2011, FWS submitted a multi-year listing work plan to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia as part of a court settlement with conservation groups. Over a six-year period, FWS nationwide will determine whether 251 species require protection under the Endangered Species Act. Of those, 61 are found in the Southeast Region.