[Tweeters] Fwd: USFWS declines to de-list Western Snowy Plover

Mike Patterson celata at pacifier.com
Fri Apr 21 16:16:15 PDT 2006



Ellen Paul wrote:
> 
> Excerpts of two notices below. If you want to see the full notices,
> contact me OFF LIST.
> 
> Basically, the USFWS received a petition to de-list the Pacific Coast
> population of the Western Snowy Plover. The USFWS declined to do so
> because "we believe that [it] is still likely to become endangered
> within the foreseeable future." Thus, the threatened status remains intact.
> 
> As is always the case with listing decisions,  the USFWS asks the public
> to submit toany new information that becomes available concerning the
> status of, or threats to, the species. This information will help us
> monitor and encourage the conservation of this species.
> 
> ADDRESSES: Data, information, comments, or questions concerning this
> finding may be sent to the Field Supervisor (Attn: WSP-DELIST), Arcata
> Fish and Wildlife Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1655 Heindon
> Road, Arcata, California 95521-5582 (fax: 707-822-8411). The petition
> and supporting information are available for public inspection, by
> appointment, during normal business hours, at the above address.
> 
> FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Watkins, Fish and Wildlife,
> Biologist, in Arcata (telephone: 707-822-7201).
> 
> There is no deadline on this decision; they will always accept new
> information regarding status and threats.
> 
> HOWEVER, after reviewing the current conservation and management efforts
> in place, and finding that "significant progress has been made toward
> recovery in a relatively short period of time, and that continued
> implementation of recovery actions could justify a delisting in the near
> future, the USFWS decided to provide a "mechanism that will afford
> reguatory relief for areas that are contributing to recovery now."
> 
> So what they did is propose a special rule that would exempt certain
> actions in certain area from the "take" prohibitions of the ESA. It is
> fairly complex, but what they propose to do is lift the take prohibition
> in counties that have met the Breeding Bird Management Goal established
> for that county. To qualify, the county would have to submit to the
> USFWS documentation othat summarizes what conservation measures have
> been carried out within that  County and what is anticipated to occur in
> the future.
> If you wish to submit comments:
> 
> DATES: Information, suggestions, and comments must be received on or
> before June 20, 2006. Requests for formal public hearings must be
> received by May 22, 2006.
> 
> ADDRESSES: Data, information, comments, or questions concerning this
> notice may be sent to the Field Supervisor (Attn: WSP-4d), Arcata Fish
> and Wildlife Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1655 Heindon Road,
> Arcata, California 95521 (telephone: 707-822-7201; fax: 707-822-8411).
> 
> FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amedee Brickey, Fish and Wildlife
> Biologist, Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office at the address above
> (telephone: 707-822-7201).
> 
> --
> Ellen Paul
> Executive Director
> The Ornithological Council
> Mailto:ellen.paul at verizon.net
> Ornithological Council Website:  http://www.nmnh.si.edu/BIRDNET
> "Providing Scientific Information about Birds"
> 
> [Federal Register: April 21, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 77)]
> [Proposed Rules]
> [Page 20607-20624]
> >From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
> 
> =======================================================================
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
> 
> Fish and Wildlife Service
> 50 CFR Part 17
> 
> Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding
> on a Petition to Delist the Pacific Coast Population of the Western
> Snowy Plover
> 
> AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
> 
> ACTION: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
> 
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a
> 12-month finding on a petition to remove the Pacific coast population
> of the western snowy plover (Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus) from the
> Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Wildlife pursuant to the
> Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. After reviewing the best
> scientific and commercial information available, we find that the
> petitioned action is not warranted. We ask the public to submit to us
> any new information that becomes available concerning the status of, or
> threats to, the species. This information will help us monitor and
> encourage the conservation of this species.
> 
> DATES: The finding announced in this document was made on April 21,
> 2006.
> 
> ADDRESSES: Data, information, comments, or questions concerning this
> finding may be sent to the Field Supervisor (Attn: WSP-DELIST), Arcata
> Fish and Wildlife Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1655 Heindon
> Road, Arcata, California 95521-5582 (fax: 707-822-8411). The petition
> and supporting information are available for public inspection, by
> appointment, during normal business hours, at the above address.
> 
> FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Watkins, Fish and Wildlife
> Biologist, in Arcata (telephone: 707-822-7201).
> 
> SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
> 
> Background
> 
>     Section 4(b)(3)(A) of the Endangered Species Act (Act) of 1973, as
> amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) requires that we make a finding on
> whether a petition to list, delist, or reclassify a species presents
> substantial information to indicate the petitioned action may be
> warranted. Section 4(b)(3)(B) of the Act requires that within 12 months
> after receiving a petition to revise the List of Threatened and
> Endangered Wildlife and Plants that contains substantial information
> indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted, the Secretary
> shall make one of the following findings: (a) The petitioned action is
> not warranted, (b) the petitioned action is warranted, or (c) the
> petitioned action is warranted but precluded by higher priority
> workload. Such 12-month findings are to be published promptly in the
> Federal Register.

-- 
Mike Patterson               
Astoria, OR                    
celata at pacifier.com  
 
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