[Tweeters] Snowy Plover critical habitat designation

Valerie Elliott VElliott at msn.com
Thu Oct 6 22:47:53 PDT 2005


I didn't include the entire final rule, but thought some tweeters would be interested in this designation.

Valerie Elliott
Olympia, WA
VElliott at msn.com

[Federal Register: September 29, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 188)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 56969-57119]

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
50 CFR Part 17
RIN 1018-AT89

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical
Habitat for the Pacific Coast Population of the Western Snowy Plover

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are
designating critical habitat for the Pacific coast population of the
western snowy plover (Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus) pursuant to the
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total,
approximately 12,145 acres (ac) (4,921 hectares (ha)) fall within the
boundaries of the critical habitat designation. The critical habitat is
located within 3 states, and a total of 20 counties. The county
breakdown by State is as follows: California--San Diego, Orange, Los
Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz,
San Mateo, Marin, Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte; Oregon--Curry, Coos,
Douglas, Lane, Tillamook; and Washington--Pacific, Grays Harbor.

DATES: This rule becomes effective on October 31, 2005.


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