On August 8, 2007, the U.S. Fish andWildlife Service removed the bald eagle from its list of endangered
and threatened species. The bird, adopted as the national symbol in 1782, had undergone a remarkable
population recovery as a result of conservation efforts. As of 2005, the bald eagle had been found on 102
DoD installationsmore than any other animal. See Chapter 1 for additional discussion of numbers of listed
species on DoD lands.