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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.

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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.

A brick building behind a waving American flag.

Louisiana Ecological Services Field Office

The field station was established in 1972. 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 Louisiana. Learn more...

The Louisiana Ecological Services Field Office. Photo by USFWS.

Red-cockaded woodpecker flying from its nest.

Louisiana Endangered Species Act (ESA) project review and guidance for other federal trust resources

Your browser is too old to render this site correctly. * Use Internet Explorer 9 or higher. * Remove this site from Compatibility View. You must enable JavaScript to use this application. You will be able to determine whether any threatened or endangered species or their critical habitats may exist within your project area and if your proposed action may affect (potential for negative impacts to federally listed species or critical habitat, if applicable) them. Learn more...

Red-cockaded woodpecker. Photo by Martjan Lammertink, U.S. Forest Service.

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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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