About this Collection

We have developed a number of national policies and issued internal guidance to promote efficiency and consistency in our implementation of the Endangered Species Act. Below you will find links to summaries of our major policies and regulations related to the conservation of candidate species, as well as national guidance documents.

Policies and Regulations

Policy or RegulationDateDocument
Final Decision on Identification of Candidates for Listing as Endangered or ThreatenedDecember 5, 199661 FR 64481
Safe Harbors and Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances - RegulationsJune 17, 199964 FR 32705
Final Policy for Candidate Conservation Agreements with AssurancesJune 17, 199964 FR 32726
Policy for Evaluation of Conservation Efforts When Making Listing DecisionsMarch 28, 200368 FR 15100
Safe Harbor Agreements and Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances; Revisions to the Regulations May 3, 200469 FR 24084
Revisions to the Regulations for Candidate Conservation Agreements With AssurancesDecember 27, 201681 FR 95053
Candidate Conservation Agreements With Assurances PolicyDecember 27, 201681 FR 95164