CT_Louisiana

Threatened and Endangered Species

Louisiana

Louisiana

WS protects threatened and endangered species from damage by other wildlife. The red-cockaded woodpecker, brown pelican, Louisiana black bear, and gopher tortoise are among the threatened and endangered species that live on the refuges in Louisiana, and WS assists with the protection of some of these species.

Species Group
Species Protected
Fed Status
State Status
Total Amount Expended
Mammal BEAR, LOUISIANA BLACK
F/T
S/T
Clam PEARLSHELL, LOUISIANA
F/T
S/T
Total Species

2

F/T - Federal Threatened
S/T - State Threatened


Highlight

WS works to protect the Louisiana pearlshell, a mussel found in the central part of the State, from damage by beaver. Since this work began in the late 1980s, the Louisiana pearlshell has experienced notable recovery, resulting in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to re-categorize this species from endangered to threatened.

WS in Louisiana also addresses complaints involving the Louisiana black bear, a threatened species. Well-received by the public, the work resulted in WS being recognized by both the Secretary of Agriculture and the Black Bear Conservation Committee for its role in protecting the Louisiana black bear.

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