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Threatened & Endangered Species

The Endangered Species Act of 1973 was enacted to conserve the ecosystems that threatened and endangered species depend on and provides a program for their protection and recovery. The Act directs federal agencies to employ their authorities in furthering the purposes of the Act and to ensure their actions do not jeopardize listed species or adversely modify their critical habitat.

NRCS works with landowners, tribes and state and federal agencies restoring, improving or creating habitat for threatened and endangered species. 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service establishes listings of plants and animals that require protection by the federal government. See the Florida list.

State and federal listings of threatened and endangered plant species are available on the NRCS PLANTS database.