Fish, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation

More Information About Endangered Species


The BLM's many partners include these national collaborators.


NatureServe is an international network of biological inventories - known as natural heritage programs or conservation data centers - operating in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is a non-profit organization that preserves and restores the nation’s native wildlife species and habitats. Created by Congress in 1984, NFWF directs public conservation dollars to the most pressing environmental needs and matches those investments with private funds.

Center for Plant Conservation

The Center for Plant Conservation is a network of 36 botanic institutions dedicated to preventing the extinction of U.S. native plants. It operates a plcoordinated national program of off-site conservation of rare plant material. This conservation collection ensures that material is available for restoration and recovery efforts for these species. CPC also works in research, restoration, technical assistance, education and advocacy through the efforts of the network and the national office.


BLM Manual 6840: Special Status Species Management

This BLM manual provides policy and guidance for the conservation of BLM special status species and their habitat on BLM-managed lands.

 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Look here for general information about the FWS Endangered Species Program, including a regulatory profile of all listed species, maps and a current report of threatened and endangered plants and animals:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Fisheries

The Office of Protected Resources (OPR) is a headquarters program office of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries Service, or NMFS), under the U.S. Department of Commerce, with responsibility for protecting marine mammals and endangered marine life.

Endangered Species Act

PDF copy of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, [Public Law 93–205, Approved Dec. 28, 1973, 87 Stat. 884][As Amended Through Public Law 107–136, Jan. 24, 2002]