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Threatened & Endangered Species of Georgia

Cherokee darter. Credit: USFWS

Cherokee darter. Credit: USFWS

Georgia is home to more than 70 species for plants and animals protected under the federal Endangered Species Act. The State of Georgia has its own lists of plants and animals that are considered to be threatened or endangered. Federally listed species, including the ones described below, can also be protected under state law.

The National FWS Endangered Species Program and FWS Southeast Region webpages can also provide you with information, links, and news regarding threatened and endangered species. For the most updated list of threatened and endangered species in Georgia, as well as information on their status, range, and habitat, please visit the FWS Conservation in Georgia webpage.

For additional guidance related to threatened and endangered species in Georgia, please visit Georgia Ecological Service's webpages below. Please note that the species listed on the pages may not be updated to the most recent status and some listed species may not be added yet.

Georgia Aster leaves. Credit: Gary Peeples, USFWS
Tagged Oval Pigtoe. Credit: USFWS
Etowah Darter. Credit: Alan Cressler
Eastern indigo snake. Credit: USFWS
Reptiles & Amphibians
Wood stork in flight. Credit: Mike Carlo, USFWS
Hibernating Indiana bat. Credit: Ann Froschauer, USFWS

For Private Landowners

Any landowner or land manager can pursue and implement resource management options that benefit at-risk species on public or private lands. Voluntary guidelines can be used in formal conservation agreements that provide regulatory certainty, such as a Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances, Safe Harbor Agreement, or a Habitat Conservation Plan. Please visit the Service's Voluntary Conservation Tools for more information.

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program is the primary mechanism for delivering voluntary habitat improvement projects on private lands for the benefit of federal trust species (such as migratory birds or migratory fish), endangered or threatened species, or any other at-risk species. Biologists provide technical and financial assistance to landowners who want to restore and enhance habitats on their property. All private landowners qualify to participate in the Partners for Fish and Wildlife program. This includes individuals, family trusts, corporate owners, non-profit organizations, local governments, schools and universities.

For Project Planners

Where can you begin? 

Information for Planning and Consultation (IPaC) is a project planning tool that streamlines the USFWS environmental review process. You will be able to determine whether any threatened or endangered species or their critical habitats may exist within your project area and if your proposed action may affect (potential for negative impacts to federally listed species or critical habitat, if applicable) them. If your completed T&E review indicates a “no effect” (no positive or negative impacts to federally listed species or critical habitat, if applicable) to listed species, print this report for your files.

To learn what federally protected species occur in your county or watershed, please visit our updated HUC 10 Watershed Guidance tool!

The Endangered Species Program page at the national USFWS website puts you in contact with service-wide information, links, and news regarding threatened and endangered species.

Green sea turtle. Credit: USFWS

Green sea turtle. Credit: USFWS

The Environmental Conservation Online System (ECOS) is a national U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service database that provides a central access point for data integration, queries, reports, summaries, data editing, spatial analysis tools, map generation and data export.

Glossary of definitions relating to the Endangered Species Act.

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Last updated: April 23, 2021