Recovery Plans

Recovery Plan Search

Recovery plans that have been revised or finalized since 1978 are available electronically. Within the lists/links below, if you click on a specific plan name, it will open the PDF version of the recovery plan.

Note: If you click on a specific species' name within the lists/links, you will view the Species Profile for that species. Each species profile includes information on the status of the species such as where it is listed, special rules, critical habitat, Federal Register announcements and notices, habitat conservation plans (HCP), national wildlife refuges, and other details that apply to the specific species.

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Draft Recovery Plans Available for Public Comment and Review

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services provides the public with the opportunity to review draft recovery plans and provide comments. We are particularly interested in additional information regarding the current threats to the species, ongoing beneficial management efforts, and the costs associated with implementing the recommended recovery actions. The list of draft recovery plans open for public review and comment can be found at the link below. This report includes links to draft recovery plans, species' profile pages, and instructions for submitting comments.

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Condor soars over mountain ridge.
We work with partners to conserve the ecosystems upon which endangered species and threatened species depend, developing and maintaining conservation programs for these species to improve their status to the point that Endangered Species Act protection is no longer necessary for survival. This...
Close up of a California condor. Its pink featherless head contrasts with its black feathers.
We provide national leadership in the recovery and conservation of our nation's imperiled plant and animal species, working with experts in the scientific community to identify species on the verge of extinction and to build the road to recovery to bring them back. We work with a range of public...