Issuance of Permit for Incidental Take of a Threatened Species on Struthers Ranch Property, El Paso County, CO
This document provides notice that we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, issued a permit for the incidental take of the Preble's meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius preblei), a threatened species, on the Struthers Ranch Property in El Paso County, Colorado.
Klamath Fishery Management Council
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a meeting of the Klamath Fishery Management Council (Council), to take place by conference call. The meeting is open to the public. The Klamath Fishery Management Council makes recommendations to agencies that regulate harvest of anadromous fish in the Klamath River Basin. The purpose of this meeting is to formulate a recommendation to the Pacific Fishery Management Council regarding a proposed amendment to their Fishery Management Plan for Commercial and Recreational Salmon Fisheries Off the Coasts of Washington, Oregon and California. The proposed amendment concerns the harvest of Klamath River fall Chinook salmon in years of low projected abundance.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Special Rule for the Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), under the Endangered Species Act (Act), as amended, create a special rule for the southwest Alaska distinct population segment (DPS) of the northern sea otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni). This DPS of the northern sea otter is listed as threatened under the Act. This special rule allows for the limited, noncommercial import and export of items that qualify as authentic native articles of handicrafts and clothing that were derived from sea otters legally taken for subsistence purposes by Alaska Natives from the listed population. This special rule also allows for cultural exchange by Alaska Natives and activities conducted by persons registered as an agent or tannery under existing law. We also amend our definition of ``Authentic native articles of handicrafts and clothing'' by striking the stipulation that such items were commonly produced on or before December 28, 1973. This definition change is appropriate in light of a court ruling on the Service's definition of ``Authentic native articles of handicrafts and clothing'' and consistent with our current definition of ``Authentic native articles of handicrafts and clothing'' under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) of 1972.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for 11 Species of Picture-Wing Flies From the Hawaiian Islands
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to designate critical habitat for 11 species of Hawaiian picture-wing flies (Drosophila aglaia, D. differens, D. hemipeza, D. heteroneura, D. montgomeryi, D. mulli, D. musaphilia, D. obatai, D. substenoptera, and D. tarphytrichia) pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 18 acres (ac) (7.3 hectares (ha)) fall within the boundaries of the proposed critical habitat designation. The proposed critical habitat is located in four counties (City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai) in Hawaii. Critical habitat has not been proposed for D. neoclavisetae, a species for which we determined critical habitat to be prudent, because the specific areas and physical and biological features essential to its conservation in the Puu Kukui Watershed Management Area are not in need of special management considerations or protection. Therefore, we are not proposing critical habitat for D. neoclavisetae because these specific areas and features do not meet the definition of critical habitat in the Act.