Five-Year Reviews of Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species

In 2018, funds were appropriated by the Legislature for CDFW to conduct five-year reviews for species listed as endangered or threatened under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA) (Fish and G. Code § 2077, subd. (a)). The goal of each review is to determine if the conditions that led to the original listing of the species are still present.

Using the best scientific information available to CDFW, each five-year review will include information on the following components pursuant to section 2072.3 and section 2077, subdivision (a), of the Fish and Game Code and section 670.1, subdivision (d), of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations: species’ population trend(s), range, distribution (including a detailed distribution map), abundance, life history, factors affecting the species’ ability to survive and reproduce, the degree and immediacy of threats, the impact of existing management efforts, the availability and sources of information, identified habitat essential for the continued existence of the species, and CDFW’s recommendations for future management activities and other recovery measures to conserve, protect, and enhance the species.

After completion, each of the five-year reviews prepared by CDFW will be submitted to the California Fish and Game Commission(opens in new tab), and made available to the public. If the five-year review contains a recommendation to add or remove a species from the list of endangered species or the list of threatened species, the Fish and Game Commission will consider the five-year review as a petition with a CDFW recommendation to accept and consider the petition (Fish and G. Code § 2077, subd. (e)).

Upcoming and Recently Completed Five-Year Reviews of Threatened and Endangered Species


Fish and Aquatic Invertebrates


The list of species to be reviewed will be updated by the Department as changes arise. An updated list will be periodically sent to those who have requested to receive notices on CESA-related information through the Fish and Game Commission’s electronic mailing list(opens in new tab). To submit information to CDFW on any of the above species, contact program staff as follows:

Habitat Conservation Planning Branch
1010 Riverside Parkway, West Sacramento, CA 95605
Mailing: P.O. Box 944209, Sacramento, CA 94244-2090