Listing Work Plan
The USFWS Southeast Region has a work plan for the fiscal year that ends September 30, 2014 to make listing determinations under the Endangered Species Act for 26 fish, wildlife and plant species.
The Region’s work plan is based on a national schedule and Regional priorities, using available resources. In 2011, FWS submitted a multi-year listing work plan to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia as part of a court settlement with conservation groups. Over a six-year period, FWS nationwide will determine whether 251 species require protection under the Endangered Species Act. Of those, 61 are found in the Southeast Region.
Policy for Prioritization of Species Status Reviews
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a final methodology for prioritizing status reviews and accompanying 12-month findings on petitions for listing species under the Endangered Species Act. This methodology is intended to allow us to address outstanding workload strategically as our resources allow and to provide transparency to our partners and other stakeholders as to how we establish priorities within our upcoming workload. The Service plans to put this methodology in place immediately in order to prioritize upcoming status reviews and develop our National Listing Workplan.
Last updated: July 27, 2016