Tag Archives: Endangered Species Act

Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog Listing Finalized: What that means for your California projects

Last month, the California Fish and Game Commission officially listed five of the six clades of the foothill yellow-legged frog as either Endangered or Threatened under the California Endangered Species Act (California ESA). This listing formalizes the protections the species has temporarily had as a Candidate for listing since July 2017. This listing significantly expands

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Hermes Copper Butterfly May Be Listed as a Threatened Species–What that Means for Your Projects

On January 8, 2020 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) officially published proposed rules for listing the Hermes copper butterfly (Lycaena [Hermelycaena] hermes), a species endemic to San Diego County and northern Baja California, Mexico, as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The proposed rule also designates 35,211 acres of Critical Habitat in

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Federal ESA Implementation Would Change under New Proposed Rules

On July 25, 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published three proposed rules in the Federal Register that would substantially revise regulations implementing portions of the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). The three rules pertain to (1) the level of protection for Threatened species, (2) regulations for

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