Endangered Species Recovery Planning and Implementation - CSP3173

General Information

The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (this HTML version has internal links to facilitate locating individual sections)

The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (PDF Format)

The Endangered Species Program Recovery Overview/What We Do

Recovery and Delisting of Endangered Species

Recovery Reports to Congress

Endangered Species Search

Endangered Species Recovery Plans

Species Search: Threatened and Endangered Animals and Plants by State

ECOS (Environmental Conservation Online System)

Threatened and Endangered Species System (TESS)

CITES Directory of scientific and management authorities of foreign countries


NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources: Recovery (includes link to an electronic version of the interim recovery planning guidance)

Office of Management and Budget: Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review; Dec. 16, 2004

Regional 5-year review pages (links to completed reviews)

Region 1

Region 2:

Kunezler’s Hedgehog Cactus

Yumma clapper rail

Conchise Pincushion Cactus

Pima pineapple cactus

Region 3

Region 4

Region 5

Region 8

Federal Documents

Endangered Species Related Laws, Regulations, Policies, & Notices

Code of Federal Regulations

41 CFR 102-3 - FACA

43 CFR 2 - FOIA

50 CFR – Wildlife and Fisheries

FWS Centralized Library: Service-wide Policies

FWS Centralized Library: Federal Register Documents

Grants and Assistance

Endangered Species Grants

Find and Apply for Federal Grants 

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Partnerships and Outreach

FWS Intranet Sites (only accessible to FWS employees)

FWS National Outreach Handbook

FWS’s Region 5 Outreach Planning Guide

Congressional and Legislative Affairs



American Indian Tribal Rights, Federal-Tribal Trust Responsibilities, and the ESA

National Conservation Training Center’s Conservation Library

Service Manual and Delegation of Authorities for Ecological Services

Case Study Examples

Threats Analysis in Draft Recovery Plan for the Northwest Atlantic Population of the Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) (Second Revision) – Interactive web-version