Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Clarification of Significant Portion of the Range for the Contiguous United States Distinct Population Segment of the Canada Lynx
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) provide a clarification of the finding we made in support of the final rule that listed the contiguous U.S. Distinct Population Segment of the Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) (lynx) as threatened. In that rule, we found that, ``collectively, the Northeast, Great Lakes, and Southern Rockies do not constitute a significant portion of the range of the DPS (Distinct Population Segment).'' In response to a court order, we now clarify that finding.