The SFCT worked cooperatively on swift fox management and conservation by assembling new biological data and implementing monitoring and management programs. This resulted in a better understanding of the species status and a coordinated approach to management. These efforts demonstrated that swift fox were more abundant, widely distributed, and more flexible in habitat requirements than originally thought and led to the removal of swift fox in 2001 for consideration as a candidate for listing under the ESA (Federal Register 2001
The "Conservation Assessment and Conservation Strategy of Swift Fox in the United States" was developed in 1997. It described the planned conservation strategies through 2010. The plan was updated in 2011 to reflect 2011-2020 priorities. The Conservation Assessment and Conservation Strategy
continue to guide range-wide swift fox conservation.
Through its partnering agencies and organizations, the SFCT continues to monitor and manage swift fox across their range to maintain the long-term population viability of this iconic prairie species. Efforts are highlighted in annual (1995-2008) and biennial (2009 – present)
. These reports outline the activities and accomplishments achieved on behalf of swift fox conservation by SFCT members and interested parties. Efforts include long-term monitoring, research, reintroductions, determining suitable habitat, grassland conservation, promoting public awareness, and information exchange.