Threatened & Endangered Species (T&E) Program at the Center
for Urban Ecology (CUE) supports conservation efforts for
threatened and endangered
species of the National Capital Region (NCR). The T&E Program
protects five federally listed species along with State-listed
species through research, reintroduction, species monitoring,
and invasive plant management.
The Region's rare species are listed as
threatened (bald eagle and small whorled pogonia), and as
endangered (harperella, Hay's Spring amphipod, and shortnose
sturgeon, Indiana bat). Historic endangered species for the
Region include the dwarf wedge mussel.
The T&E Program assists parks with compliance
under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and cooperates
with the US Fish and Wildlife, Region 5, and NOAA Fisheries,
who are the lead biologists for the recovery of NCR's listed
Conservation strategies are necessary to
sustain healthy populations and recover listed species within
the parks. Parks provide annual information on the status
of NCR's listed species and the amount spent on monitoring
and recovery efforts.