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Tag: Endangered Species Act

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Caribbean

  • A mountainous coastline highlighted by bright blue water and vegetated rocks.

    Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office

    The Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office was established in 1974. We strive for ecosystem sustainability through preservation, conservation, enhancement, and restoration of habitats essential for the long-term viability of the fish, wildlife, and plants in the Caribbean. The field office emphasizes an ecosystem approach incorporating Strategic Habitat Conservation to address and prioritize habitat issues through partnerships with other federal, state and local agencies, conservation organizations, private landowners, and citizens to achieve the greatest possible benefits to fish and wildlife. Learn more...

    Survival Beach at Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Photo © José Almodóvar.

Chattahoochee-Forest

  • Concrete pad of narrow ponds used to raise fish.

    Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery

    Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery is nestled deep in the heart of the North Georgia mountains, approximately 75 miles north of Atlanta. Surrounded by the 749,444 acre Chattahoochee National Forest, the hatchery occupies a 44.8 acre tract of land straddling Mill Creek and Rock Creek, which are tributaries of the Toccoa River. The hatchery produces about one million rainbow trout each year. These fish are stocked into tailwaters, streams and lakes of Northern Georgia in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Corps of Engineers, Tennessee Valley Authority, and the U. Learn more...

    Raceways used for rearing fish at Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery in Suches, GA. Photo by USFWS.

Endangered-Species-Act

  • A brown salamander with bright white spots walks across a lichen covered rock

    90-Day Petition Findings

    A 90-day finding is a formal evaluation of a claim made within a petition under the Endangered Species Act that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service consider modifications to the existing federal laws to protect a species. It does not list a species as protected. Learn more...

    A petition to list the Caddo Mountain salamander was found to be “not substantial” in June 2015. Photo by Aposematic herpetologist, CC-BY-NC 2.0.

  • A brownish-yellow salamander sanding on a mossy rock with large round eyes.

    At-Risk Species Conservation

    The Endangered Species Act provides a variety of ways for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and our partners to conserve and recover species while reducing regulatory burden. Learn more...

    The Pigeon Mountain salamander is no longer at-risk of needing federal protection. Photo by John P. Clare, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

  • A tiny turtle hatchling covered in sand.

    Conserving Endangered Species in the Southeast

    One of the primary responsibilities of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is to protect and recover imperiled species and the ecosystems upon which they depend. Congress defined “species” to include subspecies, varieties, and, for vertebrates, distinct population segments. The Endangered Species Act, often referred to as the ESA or simply “the Act,” is America’s strongest conservation law. Originally passed by Congress in 1973, the ESA is jointly administered by the U. Learn more...

    Green sea turtle hatchling at Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Keenan Adams, USFWS.

  • Critical Habitat under the Endangered Species Act

    When the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes an animal or plant for listing as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act, we identify specific areas that contain the physical or biological features essential to its conservation. This is the species’ “critical habitat.” Learn more...

    Endangered mountain sweet pitcher plants need specific conditions to survive. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

  • A white/gray butterfly with black spots blends into a flower bloom of similar color and markings.

    Five-Year Reviews of Listed Species

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducts reviews of the status of threatened and endangered species once every five years. Learn more and read the most current review of species found in the southeastern United States. Learn more...

    The endangered Miami blue butterfly feeds on a flower. © Holly Salvato. Used with permission.

Lafayette

  • A large black bear with a small cub nestled in the upper branches of a hardwood tree.

    Endangered species and recovery

    One of the primary responsibilities of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is to protect and recover imperiled species and the ecosystems upon which they depend. Congress defined “species” to include subspecies, varieties, and, for vertebrates, distinct population segments. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is America’s strongest conservation law. Originally passed by Congress in 1973, the ESA is jointly administered by the Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Learn more...

    Louisiana black bear female with her two cubs in a tree. Photo by Clint Turnage, USDA.

  • Biologists team up to inspect oil impacts to marsh grasses.

    For government agencies

    Civil Works The Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act requires federal agencies to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on all projects that impact wetlands, bayous, coulees, streams, lakes and rivers, and to give fish and wildlife resources equal consideration during the project planning process, while at the same time accomplishing the objectives of the proposed action. We work to conserve fish, wildlife and their habitats by minimizing impacts and recommending mitigation for U. Learn more...

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists on Bird Island One, a rookery colony for shorebirds in Barataria Bay conduct first ground reconasasance since the oil hit the bay. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.

Private-John-Allen

  • Four biologists walk through a shallow stream bed in a forrest looking for fish.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery works to recover, restore and enhance threatened, endangered, at-risk and recreational fish populations in the Southeast. Learn more...

    Daniel Schwarz, Ryan Theel, Daniel Drennen and Andy Sanderson sampling White Oak Creek for Bayou darter. Photo by Matt Peay, USFWS.

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