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Success stories

One of the Endangered Species Mitigation Fund's primary efforts is to downlist or delist species listed under the Endangered Species Act and prevent new federal listings. The program has been highly successful and has on multiple occasions helped prevent federal listings and the economic harm that often accompanies them.

Here's a collection of stories in which the ESMF has helped threatened or endangered species thrive again.

Conserving boreal toads | Endangered Species Mitigation Fund

Boreal toad sitting on a log at a pond The eastern population of boreal toads lives in mountain ranges across Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Utah. In November 2017, this species was found not warranted for protection under the Endangered Species Act, largely because of conservation efforts completed in Utah.

Virgin spinedace | Endangered Species Mitigation Fund

Boreal toad sitting on a log at a pond The Virgin spinedace is a unique minnow species found only in the upper mainstem Virgin River and its clear, cool tributaries in southwestern Utah and neighboring Arizona and Nevada.
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