New York Field Office
Northeast Region


Recovery: "generally, improvement in the status of listed species to the point at which listing is no longer appropriate under criteria set out in section 4(a)(1) of ESA".

Recovery Planning - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) strives to recover Threatened and Endangered Species. For most species, we use recovery plans to guide our recovery actions. These plans also serve as a primary reference source for biological information on a listed species. Recovery plans may be created by Service biologists, contractors, or a recovery team.

Recovery Plans for Federally-Listed Species within New York State

Recovery Efforts - Within New York State, the Service is involved in a variety of recovery activities. Additional information on Endangered Species.

Long Island Recovery Efforts

Information on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Recovery Program

The Service periodically assesses the status of listed species through our 5-Year Reviews.

For more information on our Endangered Species Program in general:

FWS Endangered Species Home PageFWS Endangered Species Northeast Region

What's New in Endangered Species?


Listing & Classification


Training & Presentations

Project Reviews

Species in New York State



Last updated: January 25, 2018
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