Notice of Availability of the Draft Revised Recovery Plan for the Apache Trout (Oncorhynchus apache
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the availability for public review of the draft revised Recovery Plan for the Apache trout (Oncorhynchus apache). The Apache trout currently inhabits the upper Salt River and Little Colorado River drainages in Arizona. The Service solicits review and comment from the public on this draft revised Recovery Plan. The Service will also accept any new information received during the comment period to complete its 5-year review of the Apache trout.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of Three Wildlife Species and Two Plant Species in the Midwest Region
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), initiate 5- year reviews of eastern prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera leucophaea), Hine's emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana), Fassett's locoweed (Oxytropis campestris var. chartacea), Kirtland's warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii), and white cat's paw pearly mussel (Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We request any new information on these species that may have a bearing on their classification as endangered or threatened. Based on the results of this review, we will make a finding on whether these species are properly classified under the Act.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Critical Habitat for Astragalus magdalenae
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to revise currently designated critical habitat for Astragalus magdalenae var. peirsonii (Peirson's milk-vetch) pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 16,108 acres (ac) (6,519 hectares (ha)) in Imperial County, California, fall within the boundaries of the proposed revised critical habitat designation. Lands being proposed as critical habitat are under Federal (15,857 ac (6,418 ha)), private (240 ac (97 ha)), and State (11 ac (4 ha)) ownership. Section 4 of the Act requires us to consider the economic and other relevant impacts of specifying any area as critical habitat. We have conducted an analysis of the economic impacts of designating the aforementioned areas as critical habitat for Astragalus magdalenae var. peirsonii, and are announcing the availability of the draft economic analysis for public review. We hereby solicit data and comments from the public on all aspects of this revised proposal, including data on the economic and other impacts of the designation. We are also announcing that public hearings will be held on both the proposed critical habitat rule and the draft economic analysis.