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Mountain-Prairie Region

News Release

Service Announces Recovery Plan Revisions for 78 Species, Including 10 Mountain-Prairie Species

Revisions focused on ensuring quantifiable recovery goals for Endangered Species Act recovery plans

August 8, 2019


A vibrant Maguire Primrose with green leaves and bright pink flowers grows among moss-speckled grey rocks
Maguire Primrose. Photo by USFWS.

As part of an agency-wide effort to advance the recovery of our nation’s most imperiled species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has made publicly available draft revisions for 49 Endangered Species Act (ESA) recovery plans that provide a recovery roadmap for 78 federally protected species. Ten of these species are in the Mountain-Prairie region:

Recovery criteria are being revised to assemble, consider, and incorporate the best and most up-to-date information that has become available since the listing, or most recent status review, of these 78 species. This information includes: (1) the biology of the species, (2) habitat conditions, (3) conservation measures that have benefitted the species, (4) threat status and trends in relation to the five listing factors, and (5) other information, data, or corrections. These revisions benefit endangered and threatened species, partners, and the public by sharing the best available information about what is needed to achieve recovery.

The service is requesting submission of any information that enhances the necessary understanding of the: (1) species’ biology and threats; and the (2) recovery needs and related implementation issues or concerns. The Service’s success in preventing extinctions and recovering species is due to ESA-inspired partnerships with diverse stakeholders such as state, federal, and tribal wildlife agencies, industry, conservation groups and citizens.

Recovery plans are non-regulatory guidance documents that identify and prioritize recovery actions, set measurable recovery objectives, and include time and cost estimates. In total, the Service will revise up to 182 recovery plans covering some 305 species listed under the ESA.

For more information, including the full lists of the 78 species, see the two press releases below:

Service Announces Recovery Plan Revisions for 25 Species, To Assist in Measuring Progress and Addressing Threats

Service Announces Recovery Plan Revisions for 53 Species, To Assist in Measuring Progress and Addressing Threats

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. For more information, visit our website, or connect connect with us through any of these social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and Instagram.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Office of External Affairs

Mountain-Prairie Region

134 Union Blvd

Lakewood, CO 80228

303-236-7905

303-236-3815 FAX

www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/



Contacts

Jennifer Strickland,
(303) 236-4574
jennifer_strickland@fws.gov




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Last modified: August 08, 2019
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