Endangered Species Act and Recovery Planning

Date Recorded: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Endangered Species Act and Recovery Planning

Lisa Ellis, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Lisa Ellis, USFWS, reviews the components of the Endangered Species Act, terminology for endangered and threatened species, activities prohibited, and the recovery planning process. She reviews the new process and look of  recovery planning documents, supplementary documents (Species Status Assessment and Recovery Implementation Strategy) and defines viability - the likelihood of sustaining a population over time.  The Recovery Strategy Vision describes the conservation path toward representation, redundancy, and resilience.

This work was presented at the Southeast Partners in Plant Conservation (SePPCon) 2016 Meeting. Learn more about SePPCon here.