Pallid Sturgeon Recovery
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is the agency that oversees the administration of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the recovery of the Pallid Sturgeon. They are required to create an Endangered Species Recovery Plan outlining the goals, tasks required, likely costs, and estimated timeline to recover endangered species (i.e., increase their numbers and improve their management to the point where they can be removed from the endangered list)
Revised recovery plan for the pallid sturgeon. Updated: January 29 2014
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Basin Recovery Teams
There are three Pallid Sturgeon Basin Recovery Teams – the Upper, Middle and Lower. They are comprised of representatives from Federal Agencies, State Agencies, Non-Government Organizations, Universities, Private Companies and General Public.
These Teams coordinate and implement recovery actions for pallid sturgeon in Recovery Priority Management Areas encompassing the waters of the Missouri and lower Mississippi River basins of the United States. Recovery efforts consist of monitoring wild and hatchery reared sturgeon, management of the hatchery propagation program, research into pallid sturgeon life history and habitat requirements, habitat protection and restoration and river management recommendations.