The District provides valuable habitats for wildlife ranging from tiny crustaceans to the majestic bald eagle. DOEE developed the Wildlife Action Plan as a blueprint for wildlife conservation.
The District of Columbia provides valuable habitats for all types of wildlife, from tiny crustaceans to the majestic bald eagle. To protect threatened species and keep habitats healthy, DOEE developed the District of Columbia Wildlife Action Plan in 2006 as a blueprint for wildlife conservation. It is one of 56 plans that form a national network to prevent wildlife from becoming endangered.
Updating the Plan in 2015
The District is required by Congress to update its Wildlife Action Plan every 10 years. The Draft 2015 District of Columbia Wildlife Action Plan identifies current needs and priorities for the District’s species of greatest conservation need and their habitats. This update is based on 10 years of monitoring and evaluation data and includes input from several technical advisory committees and sister agencies.
Public Comment Period
Private citizens play a vital role in protecting, preserving, and enjoying the District’s wildlife and habitats. From Citizen Science Programs to backyard habitats, you can make a difference!
DOEE is accepting public comments on the Draft 2015 District of Columbia Wildlife Action Plan from August 7 through September 7, 2015. Learn more about the public meetings on August 5 and 6 and how to submit your comments for the record.
2005 Wildlife Action Plan
View the District of Columbia’s original Wildlife Action Plan, drafted in 2005 and published in 2006.