Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Status Reviews of Three Species in Washington, Oregon, and California; Reopening of Public Comment Period
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, recently initiated 5- year reviews for the Oregon silverspot butterfly (Speyeria zerene hippolyta), northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina), and Stephanomeria malheurensis (Malheur wire-lettuce) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for details. Because we may not have received some comments submitted by email, we now reopen the comment period. 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 our 5-year reviews we will determine whether these species are properly classified under the Act.
Parker River and Thacher Island National Wildlife Refuges, Essex County, MA; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and environmental assessment (EA) for Parker River and Thacher Island National Wildlife Refuges (NWR). We provide this notice in compliance with our CCP policy to advise other Federal and State agencies, Tribes, and the public of our intentions, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to consider in the planning process. We are also announcing public meetings and requesting public comments.