Conserving the Nature of America

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

Archived Information: 1999 Proposal to Delist

bald eagle in flight In 1999 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposed to remove the Bald Eagle from Endangered Species Act protection. The final decision to delist the bald eagle was made on June 28, 2007.

The links below are to the archived documents that were prepared for the proposal that was published in 1999.

1999 Proposed Rule to Delist the Bald Eagle - PDF

Summary of 1999 Proposed Rule