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House Passes ESA Reform Package

On July 29, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Endangered Species Act (ESA) reform legislation introduced by members of the House Natural Resources Committee. As previously reported, the legislation consists of...more

7/31/2014 - Endangered Species Act ESA ESA Listings New Legislation

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Downgrades Wood Stork From Endangered to Threatened

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued a final rule reclassifying the U.S. breeding population of the wood stork (Mycteria americana) from endangered to threatened. According to the Service, when the wood...more

7/7/2014 - Endangered Species Act ESA Listings Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lists the New Mexico Jumping Mouse as Endangered

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued a final rule listing the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius luteus) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The jumping mouse is a small mammal...more

6/13/2014 - Endangered Species Act ESA Listings Final Rules Fish and Wildlife Service

Two Plant Species May Find Protection Under The Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has issued a final rule listing the Kentucky Glade Cress (Leavenworthia exigua var. laciniata) as threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Kentucky Glade...more

5/19/2014 - ESA ESA Listings Final Rules Fish and Wildlife Service Proposed Regulation

Proposed Bill Seeks To Require Federal Agencies To Count Species On State, Tribal, And Private Lands Before Listing The Species...

Republican Congressman Chris Stewart (UT) recently introduced a bill that would amend the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to require federal wildlife agencies to include the number of species found on state, tribal, and private...more

3/24/2014 - Endangered Species Act ESA Listings Tribal Lands

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Lists Two Texas Salamanders As Threatened

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued a final rule listing the Georgetown salamander (Eurycea naufragia) and the Salado salamander (Eureycea chisholmensis) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)....more

2/28/2014 - Endangered Species Act ESA Listings Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Seeks Proposals Under Section 6 Of The ESA For Federal Financial Assistance

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is seeking proposals from states or territories for federal grants from the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (Fund) for voluntary conservation projects that benefit...more

1/29/2014 - Endangered Species Act ESA Listings Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Affirms Listing Of The White Bluffs Bladderpod

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) recently affirmed its decision to list the White Bluffs bladderpod (Physaria douglasii subsp. tuplashensis) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service also...more

1/10/2014 - Endangered Species Act ESA Listings Fish and Wildlife Service

Committee Recommends Delisting Yellowstone Grizzly Bear

Last week, the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee, a panel consisting of federal, state, local, and tribal representatives, recommended that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) remove the grizzly bear (Ursus arctos...more

12/24/2013 - Endangered Species Endangered Species Act ESA Listings Fish and Wildlife Service

Oversight Of Pesticide Ingredients May Trigger A Duty To Consult Under The Endangered Species Act

In Center for Biological Diversity v. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 11-cv-00293, plaintiffs sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), alleging that EPA’s oversight of pesticide ingredients, including trifluralin,...more

12/13/2013 - Duty To Consult Endangered Species Act EPA ESA Listings National Marine Fisheries Service Pesticides

National Marine Fisheries Service Considers Listing The Pinto Abalone Under The Endangered Species Act

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published a 90-day finding (pdf) on two petitions to list the pinto abalone (Haliotis kamtschatkana) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and...more

11/26/2013 - Endangered Species Endangered Species Act ESA Listings National Marine Fisheries Service

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Proposes Delisting The Inyo California Towhee

On November 4, 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a proposed rule to remove the Inyo California towhee (Pipilo crissalis eremophilus) from the list of threatened and endangered species under the...more

11/13/2013 - Endangered Species Endangered Species Act ESA Listings Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Proposes Listing The Greater Sage Grouse Under The Endangered Species Act

On October 28, 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a proposed rule to list the California and Nevada populations of the greater sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) as threatened under the...more

10/31/2013 - Endangered Species Endangered Species Act ESA Listings Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Issues Proposed Rule To List Zuni Bluehead Sucker As Endangered

On January 25, 2013, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a proposed rule to list the Zuni bluehead sucker (Catostomus discobolus yarrowi) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The...more

2/1/2013 - Critical Habitat Department of Fish and Wildlife Endangered Species Act ESA Listings

California Department Of Fish And Wildlife Recommends Listing Northeastern Pacific Population Of White Sharks As Endangered Or...

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Department) has determined that there is sufficient scientific information to petition to list the Northeastern Pacific (NEP) population of white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias)...more

1/13/2013 - Department of Fish and Wildlife Endangered Species Act ESA Listings

A Victory for Water Users in Siskiyou County

Water users in Siskiyou County have avoided an additional hurdle to exercising their valid water rights, according to the Siskiyou County Superior Court. On December 24, 2012, Judge Karen L. Dixon held that the legislature...more

1/10/2013 - Department of Fish and Wildlife Endangered Species Act ESA Listings Water Diversion Water Rights

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