About a decade ago the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources developed a programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement for the Red-cockaded Woodpecker (RCW), encouraging conservation on non-Federal lands through technical assistance, funding, and...
Endangered and/or threatened; 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...
Critical habitat designation identifies those areas that are essential to the survival and recovery of the Mexican spotted owl, and describes those physical and biological features within those areas that require special management considerations...
Work of the Service; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Land development; Roads;
Executive summary , DOI DES 12-8. Congress authorized the Secretary of the Interior to exchange lands within the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge for lands owned by the State of Alaska and the King Cove Corporation for the purpose of constructing...
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.
Water; Water conservation; Water management; Scientific personnel (USFWS); Energy; Dams; Wildlife impacts; Wildlife management; Work of the Service;
Prior to 1920, hydropower developers needed a special act of Congress to build and operate a project on navigable streams of Federal lands. In 1920, in response to increased demand for electricity during World War I, Congress enacted the Federal...
Recovery is the process that stops the
decline of an endangered or threatened
species by removing or reducing
threats. Recovery ensures the longterm
survival of the species in the wild.
At that point, the species is recovered,
and protection of the...
Endangered and/or threatened; 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...
Seventy-five years of successful
wildlife management is the
remarkable legacy of the
Restoration Act, and the cause
of our 75th celebration. Along
with the Dingell-Johnson Sport
Fish Restoration Act, it is the