Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Findings for Four Species
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce 90- day findings on petitions to add four species to the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Based on our review, we find that the petitions to list the southern population of bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii), Pedernales River Springs salamander (Eurycea species 1.), ghost orchid (Dendrophylax lindenii), and tall western penstemon (Penstemon hesperius) present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned actions may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this document, we announce that we are initiating status reviews of these species to determine whether the petitioned actions are warranted. To ensure that the status reviews are comprehensive, we request scientific and commercial data and other information regarding the species and factors that may affect their status. Based on the status reviews, we will issue 12-month petition findings, which will address whether the petitioned actions are warranted, in accordance with the Act.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Withdrawal of the Not-Warranted Finding for Endangered or Threatened Status for the North Oregon Coast Distinct Population Segment of Red Tree Vole
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), notify the public that we are withdrawing our December 19, 2019, not-warranted 12- month finding for the north Oregon coast distinct population segment (DPS) of red tree vole (Arborimus longicaudus) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). This document returns the north Oregon coast DPS of red tree vole to our candidate list. We are initiating a new status review of the north Oregon coast DPS of red tree vole to determine whether it meets the definition of an endangered or threatened species under the Act and requesting new information on the DPS's distribution and abundance, its habitat, conservation efforts for it, or its threats for consideration in the new 12-month finding.