Increasing Appropriations to the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to Save Endangered Wildlife
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service provide habitat for hundreds of plants and animals listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Successful recovery efforts demonstrate that dedicated effort and sufficient resources can reverse the extinction trajectory.
While the number of threatened and endangered species on lands these agencies administer keeps increasing, funding for recovery efforts declines in real terms.
BLM and the Forest Service simply do not receive sufficient funding to conduct and lead the necessary habitat and species restoration work to make meaningful progress towards species recovery.
Read the report summary or download the full report on why federal agencies are crucial in our nation's efforts to curb the extinction crisis and how funding will help them meet this important responsibility.