Clear Lake - Ecological Services
Southwest Region
"Conserving the Nature of America"

Last updated: May 8, 2012

Endangered Species

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle (Photo by Temple-Inland)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) works to protect and recover threatened and endangered species, and to conserve at-risk species so that listing under the Endangered Species Act does not become necessary.  

To reach this goal, FWS uses a variety of tools in partnership with federal agencies, the State of Texas, local governments, private landowners and other groups.  More.


Kathy Nemec and Louisiana Pine Snake

Kathy Nemec and Louisiana Pine Snake (Photo by TPWD)

LOUISIANA PINE SNAKE: (Pituophis ruthveni)

The Louisiana pine snake is a non-venomous constrictor of the Colubridae family. It is large, usually 4-5 feet long; the largest reported specimen was 5.8 feet long. One-year-old and two-year-old snakes may reach 2-3 feet and 3-4 feet in total length, respectively. More

Texas Trailing Phlox

Texas Trailing Phlox (Photo by TPWD)

Texas Trailing Phlox : Largest populations remain stable at Roy E. Larsen Sandylands Sanctuary ( Hardin County) managed by The Nature Conservancy of Texas.

* Two small populations in Big Sandy Creek Unit. (Polk County) of the Big Thicket National Preserve.

* Two small populations on land owned by Temple-Inland Corporation ( Hardin County).

* One small site on land owned by International Paper (Tyler County).

Related Links

Clear Lake ES Office Area of Responsibility - 27 Counties

Endangered Species Act

Endangered Species Lists

Section 7 Consultation Information

Texas Counties Map

Links to Partnerships in Conservation


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