Establishment of Lost Trail Conservation Area, Montana
This notice advises the public that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has established the Lost Trail Conservation Area (LTCA), the 568th unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The Service established LTCA on July 13, 2022, with the purchase of a 38,052-acre conservation easement in Flathead and Lincoln counties, Montana.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Amendment to Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement and Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances for Kansas Aquatic Species
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are announcing the availability of documents associated with an application to amend an enhancement of survival permit (permit) under the Endangered Species Act. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has applied to amend the existing Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement and Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances for 14 Aquatic Species in Kansas (SHA/CCAA) by adding one additional covered species, the western fanshell (Cyprogenia aberti). The documents available for review and comment are the applicant's proposed amended programmatic SHA/CCAA, which is part of the permit amendment application, and our draft environmental action statement and low-effect screening form, which support a categorical exclusion for the amendment under the National Environmental Policy Act. We invite comments from the public and Federal, Tribal, State, and local governments.