About this Collection

This library includes background information about post-delisting monitoring (PDM) and recent PDM plans released for species in the southeast.

Post Delisting Monitoring

Post-delisting monitoring (PDM) is undertaken when a species is no longer threatened or endangered with extinction. Under section 4(g)(1) of the Act, the Service works closely with the States and other partners involved in conserving the species to develop a monitoring plan for at least 5 years.  The purpose of this plan is to ensure that the species remains recovered and does not need the protections offered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  

What we do 

Once a species has been determined to be recovered, the Service coordinates with partners to draft a plan to monitor the recovered species after the species has been delisted.  This plan lays out monitoring responsibilities, level of effort, and reporting requirements once the delisting has been finalized. This coordination also sets expectations of how to assess the status of the species after it is delisted. If during the monitoring period there are concerns about the species status, Section 4(g)(2) of the ESA directs the Service to make prompt use of their emergency listing authorities under section 4(b)(7) to prevent a significant risk to the well-being of any recovered species. 

Ways to participate