In addition to diverse forests, the National Forests of the Eastern
Region of the Forest Service include 962,000 acres of lakes, and
two million acres of wetlands. This makes the Eastern Region
the most water-rich Region in the Forest Service. National
Forests in the 20 state area provide habitats for Threatened
and Endangered species and Regional Forester
- Provide for the recovery of threatened and
endangered species and preclude the need to list species under the Endangered Species Act.
- Restore, maintain and enhance habitats and
biological diversity in an ecosystem context with emphasis on long-term recovery efforts.
- Maintain partnerships with agencies, organizations
and individuals interested in National Forest threatened, endangered and sensitive species
- Fully develop conservation strategies and
implement recovery plans for threatened, endangered, and sensitive species.
If you are looking for Threatened,
Endangered or Sensitive Species information for the Forest Service,
but cannot find it here, please reference our contact
to Forest Abbreviations Used on Species Lists