Availability of Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Medicine Lake, MT
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announce that the final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for the Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Complex is available. This CCP, prepared pursuant to the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, describes how the Service intends to manage the Medicine Lake NWR Complex consisting of Medicine Lake NWR, the Northeast Montana Wetland Management District (WMD), and Lamesteer NWR for the next 15 years.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Petition Finding and Proposed Rule To Remove the Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
Under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to remove the brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife (List) due to recovery. This action is based on a review of the best available scientific and commercial data, which indicates that the species is no longer in danger of extinction, or likely to become so within the foreseeable future. If this proposal is finalized, the brown pelican will remain protected under the provisions of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. This document also constitutes our 12-month finding on a petition to delist the brown pelican subspecies that occurs along the Pacific Coast of California and Mexico, including the Gulf of California, and a petition to delist the Louisiana population of the brown pelican.
Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council
The Fish and Wildlife Service announces a public meeting of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council).