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Ensure Clear, Quantitative Criteria for Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Plans

-->Photo of Jim Kurth Goal Leader: Jim Kurth, Acting Director and Deputy Director for Operations, Fish and Wildlife Service

Deputy Goal Leader: Gary Frazer, Assistant Director, Ecological Services, Fish and Wildlife Service

Goal Statement: Clarity for when a threatened or endangered species can be downlisted or delisted is important to ensuring that only the appropriate actions are taken to help the species without unnecessary impacts. By September 30, 2019, 100% of all Fish and Wildlife Service recovery plans will have quantitative criteria for what constitutes a recovered species.

Goal Action Plan & Progress Update: