Corrected Notice of Public Meetings, Southwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council Meetings, 33523 [05-11341]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 109 / Wednesday, June 8, 2005 / Notices to delist this species was based primarily on information from population surveys and demographic research, which indicated the Tinian monarch had increased in number or was stable, and that the primary listing factor, loss of habitat, had been ameliorated. Section 4(g)(1) of the Act, requires that we implement a system, in cooperation with the States, to monitor for no fewer than 5 years the status of all species that have recovered and been removed from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants. The purpose of postdelisting monitoring is to verify that a species delisted due to recovery remains secure from risk of extinction after it has been removed from the protections of the Act. In keeping with that mandate, we developed this Monitoring Plan in cooperation with the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Division of Fish and Wildlife; the U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Discipline; the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services; and the Department of the Navy. A draft of this plan was peer-reviewed by nine scientific experts familiar with the Tinian monarch, the brown treesnake, and methods of monitoring bird and brown treesnake populations. The Draft Post-delisting Monitoring Plan for the Tinian Monarch was available for comment from December 13, 2004, through January 12, 2005 (69 FR 72211). Information submitted during the comment period has been considered in the preparation of this Monitoring Plan and is summarized in Appendix A. The Monitoring Plan is designed to monitor the status of the Tinian monarch by detecting whether the abundance and distribution of Tinian monarchs is declining across the island, and whether the survival of adult monarchs or the number of occupied Tinian monarch territories is declining in ‘‘early warning plots.’’ The Monitoring Plan also includes a brown treesnake monitoring component and a land use and development monitoring component. Data on abundance and distribution of monarchs across the island will be collected monthly using point count surveys similar to the North American Breeding Bird Survey. Information on territory occupancy and survival of individually marked monarchs will be collected annually in small ‘‘early warning’’ plots located in areas where brown treesnakes might be most likely to occur. Monitoring of the brown treesnake will be done monthly by field crews that search for snakes visually, and eventually by dog teams trained to detect snakes by smell in the VerDate jul<14>2003 18:08 Jun 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 forest. The point count surveys are already being implemented by the Department of the Navy. We intend to implement the remaining aspects of the Monitoring Plan annually from 2006– 2010. We will work cooperatively with the CNMI Division of Fish and Wildlife, other Federal agencies, and other partners to collect this information, which we will analyze each year and, if necessary, propose adjustments to the sampling design. If the data indicates that the Tinian monarch is experiencing significant decreases in abundance, distribution, survival, or territory occupancy, we will initiate more intensive review or studies to determine the cause and, if necessary, take action to re-list the Tinian monarch under section 4 of the Act. Author The primary author of this document is Dr. Eric A. VanderWerf, Hawaiian Bird Recovery Coordinator (see ADDRESSES). Authority The authority for this action is the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended in 1988 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: May 11, 2005. David J. Wesley, Acting Regional Director, Region 1, Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 05–11258 Filed 6–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO–600–05–1020–JB] Corrected Notice of Public Meetings, Southwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council Meetings Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meetings— correction. 33523 be held at the Silverton Town Hall, 1360 Greene St., in Silverton, CO. The Southwest Colorado RAC meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and adjourn at approximately 4 p.m. Public comment periods regarding matters on the agenda will be at 3:15 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Sharrow, BLM Uncompahgre field office manager, 2505 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO; telephone 970– 240–5300; or Melodie Lloyd, Public Affairs Specialist, 2815 H Rd., Grand Junction, CO, telephone 970–244–3097. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Southwest Colorado RAC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of public land issues in Colorado. Topics of discussion for all Southwest Colorado RAC meetings may include the BLM National Sage Grouse Conservation Strategy, committee reports, recreation, fire management, land use planning, invasive species management, energy and minerals management, travel management, wilderness, land exchange proposals, cultural resource management, and other issues as appropriate. These meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the RACs. Each formal RAC meeting will also have time, as identified above, allocated for hearing public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Dated: June 1, 2005. Barbara Sharrow, Uncompahgre Field Office Manager, Designated Federal Official for the Southwest Colorado RAC. [FR Doc. 05–11341 Filed 6–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–AG–P AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The Southwest Colorado RAC meeting will be held July 22, 2005. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 109 (Wednesday, June 8, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 33523]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-11341]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[CO-600-05-1020-JB]


Corrected Notice of Public Meetings, Southwest Colorado Resource 
Advisory Council Meetings

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public meetings--correction.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
(FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southwest 
Colorado Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.

DATES: The Southwest Colorado RAC meeting will be held July 22, 2005.

ADDRESSES: A correction from the previously published notice, the 
Southwest Colorado RAC meeting will be held at the Silverton Town Hall, 
1360 Greene St., in Silverton, CO.
    The Southwest Colorado RAC meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and adjourn 
at approximately 4 p.m. Public comment periods regarding matters on the 
agenda will be at 3:15 p.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Sharrow, BLM Uncompahgre field 
office manager, 2505 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO; telephone 970-240-
5300; or Melodie Lloyd, Public Affairs Specialist, 2815 H Rd., Grand 
Junction, CO, telephone 970-244-3097.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Southwest Colorado RAC advises the 
Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a 
variety of public land issues in Colorado.
    Topics of discussion for all Southwest Colorado RAC meetings may 
include the BLM National Sage Grouse Conservation Strategy, committee 
reports, recreation, fire management, land use planning, invasive 
species management, energy and minerals management, travel management, 
wilderness, land exchange proposals, cultural resource management, and 
other issues as appropriate.
    These meetings are open to the public. The public may present 
written comments to the RACs. Each formal RAC meeting will also have 
time, as identified above, allocated for hearing public comments. 
Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time 
available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited.

    Dated: June 1, 2005.
Barbara Sharrow,
Uncompahgre Field Office Manager, Designated Federal Official for the 
Southwest Colorado RAC.
[FR Doc. 05-11341 Filed 6-7-05; 8:45 am]
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