Thursday, June 10, 2010

Endangered Species Northeast Region

From the lynx of the northern Maine forests to the Lee County cave isopod in southwestern Virginia, each of the Northeast Region's endangered and threatened species is unique, and each poses different conservation challenges.
Invasive species and advancing ecological succession plague bog turtles and Karner blue butterflies; beach-nesting piping plovers must avoid both predators and bathers to survive; eagles face continuing habitat loss; and swamp pinks suffer from changes in hydrology.

The biologists of the Northeast Region Endangered Species Division of the Fish & Wildlife Service work with many partners to protect and conserve listed and candidate species.

They have cooperative management agreements with all 13 states in our region, and they carry out a large share of the recovery work.

Private conservation groups also play a major role, particularly in providing permanent habitat protection for many listed species. Species ranging from Robbins cinquefoil to Cheat Mountain salamander to Michaux sumac all benefit from site protection.

Finally, private landowners play a significant role in this region because the federal land base is limited in size. Lynx and red-cockaded woodpeckers are two species that are benefiting from certain timber management regimes on private lands.

Endangered Species Program Partners

CONTACT INFO

Region Five — Northeast
Division of Endangered Species
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
300 Westgate Center Drive
Hadley, MA 01035-9589


New Jersey U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
927 N. Main Street, Building D
Pleasantville, NJ 08232-1454
609-646-9310

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