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Endangered Species


In 1973, Congress passed the Endangered Species Act, recognizing that various species of fish, wildlife, and plants in the United States have been rendered extinct as a consequence of economic growth and development untempered by adequate concern and conservation, other species of fish, wildlife and plants have been so depleted in numbers that they are in danger of or threatened with extinction, and these species of fish, wildlife, and plants are of esthetic, ecological, educational, historical, recreational, and scientific value to the United States and its people. The intended purpose of the Act is to provide a means by which the ecosystems upon which endangered and threatened species depend may be conserved and to provide a program for the conservation of those species.



Alabama's Federally Listed Species

OBTAINING AN OFFICIAL SPECIES LIST:

Use IPaC to identify your project location and receive an official species list (pursuant to 50 CFR 402.12) of T&E species that should be considered when evaluating the potential impacts of a project.

 

Links on how to use IPaC

IPaC Extended Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WAbubFKyFY

Species list request: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylgS_UeNws4

Consultation Package Builder demo:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os2kIjfIsu0

 

Search for a Listed species by County on ECOS

 

USFWS Threatened & Endangered Species Active Critical Habitat Report - This page contains the spatial data for active proposed and final critical habitat for FWS only and Joint FWS/NMFS threatened and endangered species. ECOS is a FWS-sponsored platform for FWS data. The ECOS critical habitat on-line mapper includes (some, not all of the) proposed and final critical habitat for species listed as Threatened and Endangered by the FWS, or that are jointly managed by FWS/NMFS. The on-line mapper does not include species which are under the sole jurisdiction of NMFS. Users who are interested in critical habitat for NMFS species are referred to the NMFS critical habitat Website, here: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/endangered-species-conservation/critical-habitat

 

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National Endangered Species Program  We work to recover imperiled plant and animal species, while promoting the voluntary conservation of other vulnerable wildlife.


Links to species pages within the Alabama Field Office website

Last updated: May 5, 2021