Terrestrial Wildlife Program

Part of the Forest Service mission is to provide for the public's current and future enjoyment of wildlife resources on National Forest System lands.The Terrestrial Wildlife Program conserves and restores diverse, healthy and sustainable terrestrial habitats for the variety of resident and migratory species that use the Forest through ecosystem management. This includes efforts for the recovery of threatened and endangered species, and to preclude the need to list other species under the Endangered Species Act. 

We fulfill this mission by working and maintaining partnerships with other federal, state, county agencies, tribal governments, and non-government organizations and individuals involved in wildlife conservation.

Planning and implementation of the program is guided by national laws and policies, agency priorities, and Forest Plan goals and a moose standing in tall grassobjectives.

  • To read about some of the wildlife projects on the Forest click here.
  • To explore a collection of photographs of Superior National Forest wildlife, click here.
  • For information about bird watching on the Superior National Forest, click here.
  • To learn how the wildlife program relates to the Forest Plan, click here.