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    • National Bald Eagle management guidelines

    • Wildlife management; Work of the Service; Writing; Raptors; Legislation;
    • The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (Eagle Act) and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The MBTA and the Eagle Act protect bald eagles from a variety of harmful actions and impacts....
    • Stephen Pyne oral history transcript

    • History; Biography; Environmental education;
    • Stephen Pyne oral history interview with Lisa Mighetto. Note that Mr. Pyne is not an employee with the Fish and Wildlife Service, but is one of the founders of the American Society of Environmental History (ASEH). A photo of Mr. Pyne is also...
    • Critical habitat: what is it?

    • Habitat conservation; Endangered species; Threatened species; Habitat restoration; Habitat fragmentation;
    • Critical habitat is the specific areas within the geographic area, occupied by the species at the time it was listed, that contain the physical or biological features that are essential to the conservation of endangered and threatened species and...
    • Best practices for migratory bird care during oil spill response

    • Environmental quality; Migratory birds; Oil spills; Wildlife restoration; Birds
    • This publication is is the result of a Fish and Wildlife Countermeasures Coordination Project undertaken by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The goals of the project include the development of national “best practices” using...
    • ESA basics: 40 years of conserving endangered species

    • Endangered species; Threatened species; Plants; Recovered;
    • 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...
    • Candidate conservation agreements

    • Endangered species; Threatened species; Plants; Mammals;
    • What the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) considers candidate species are those plants and animals that are candidates for listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). These are species for which the FWS has enough information regarding...
    • Endangered species glossary

    • 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.
    • Conservation banking: incentives for stewardship

    • Endangered species; Policies; Recovered; Monitoring; Economics; Habitat conservation
    • Conservation banks are permanently protected lands that contain natural resource values. These lands are conserved and permanently managed for species that are endangered, threatened, candidates for listing, or are otherwise species-at-risk....
    • Safe harbor agreements for private landowners

    • Endangered species; Policies; Monitoring; Land development; Partnerships
    • Because many endangered and threatened species occur exclusively, or to a large extent, on privately owned property, the involvement of the private sector in the conservation and recovery of species is crucial. Property owners are often willing...
    • Permits for native species under the Endangered Species Act

    • Endangered species; Partnerships; Recovered; Work of the Service; Policies;
    • Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is designed to regulate a wide range of activities that affect endangered and threatened plants and animals and the habitats upon which they depend. Unless specifically allowed by permit, the ESA...
    • Consultations with federal agencies: Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act

    • Endangered species; Habitat conservation; Policies; Work of the Service; Human impacts;
    • This is a fact sheet describing the requirements of federal agencies under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act to ensure their activities in no way adversely affect any endangered or threatened species, or any species proposed for the...
    • Endangered species listing program

    • Endangered species; Habitat conservation; Policies; Threatened species; Work of the Service
    • This article in the Endangered Species Bulletin November/December, Vol. XXIV no. 6. explains how a species becomes listed under the Endangered Species Act. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 gives the Secretary of the Interior responsibility for...
    • Habitat conservation plans: Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act

    • Endangered species; Habitat conservation; Planning; Work of the Service;
    • This contains frequently asked questions about Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act. An incidental take permit is required when non-Federal activities will result in “take” of threatened or endangered wildlife. A habitat conservation plan...
    • Safe harbor agreements for private landowners

    • Endangered species; Habitat conservation; Human impacts; Wildlife management;
    • This is a fact sheet describing safe harbor agreements with assurances for private landowners. It explains the purpose of the agreements and the process a landowner must follow in order to enter and maintain such an agreement.

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