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Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle Proposed for Delisting

Posted in Delisting

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a proposed rule (pdf) to remove the valley elderberry Longhorn beetle (Desmocerus californicus dimorphus) from the list of threatened species. The delisting will be significant for landowners, flood control agencies, and irrigation districts throughout the Central Valley of California because they will no longer be required to seek… Continue Reading

Services Issue Notice of Controversial New Interpretation of Threatened and Endangered Species

Posted in Delisting, Fish & Wildlife Service, Listing, Regulatory Reform

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service (Services) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (PDF) in the Federal Register that will, if adopted, change the Services’ standards for listing and delisting species as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  See Draft Policy on Interpretation of the Phrase… Continue Reading