This handbook was primarily developed to aid FWS and NMFS biologists implementing the section 7 consultation process. The purpose of the handbook is to provide information and guidance on the various consultation processes outlined in the...
Endangered species; Policies; Work of the Service;
This glossary is intended to give the meaning of key words but does not necessarily provide a legal definition or thorough description. To locate the legal definitions of Endangered Species Act terms, please see the end of this document.
When Congress passed the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1973, it recognized that our rich natural heritage is of “esthetic, ecological, educational, recreational, and scientific value to our Nation and its people.” It further expressed concern...
Freshwater fishes; Fishes; Fisheries management; Fish hatcheries;
The Circulars are technical publications of general interest intended to aid conservation and management. Publications that review in considerable detail and at a high technical level certain broad areas of research appear in this series.
Fishes; Fisheries management; Fish hatcheries; Species of concern; Conservation; Management;
The purpose of this document is to propose a framework for the development of these partnerships and to define the Service's
role in the management and conservation of the Nation's paddlefish and sturgeon resources.
Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs) under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act (ESA) provide for partnerships with non-Federal parties to conserve the ecosystems upon which listed species depend, ultimately contributing to their recovery.
Version 1.3 was updated June 2010. Recovery planning has evolved considerably over the years as we have learned more about the root causes of endangerment and what it takes to recover species. Species’ biological needs and responses to specific...