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Service Removes Interior Least Tern from Endangered Species List

USA - January 20 2021 On January 13, 2021, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a final rule to remove the inland population of the Interior least tern…

Biden Administration to Review Species Rules and Related Frameworks

USA - January 20 2021 On January 20, 2021, President Biden announced his administration will review regulatory actions taken between January 17, 2020 and January 20, 2021…

NMFS Proposes Rule to Reduce North Atlantic Right Whale Entanglements in Fishing Gear

USA - January 19 2021 On December 31, 2020, the National Marine Fisheries Service (“NMFS”) proposed to amend regulations implementing the Atlantic Large Whale Take…

Trump Administration Finalizes Migratory Bird Rule

USA - January 14 2021 On January 7, 2021, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) published a final rule limiting the scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA)’s…

Template for Mitigation Banking Instruments in California to be Revised

USA - December 23 2020 On December 3, 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and other agencies…

Monarch Placed on Candidate List

USA - December 17 2020 On December 17, 2020 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“USFWS”) published its 12-month finding that listing of the monarch butterfly (Danaus…

Federal Wildlife Agencies Release Final Rule Defining “Habitat”

USA - December 16 2020 On December 15, 2020, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service (collectively, the Agencies) released a…

Tiger King Lawsuits Take 2

USA - November 25 2020 On November 19, 2020, in a call back to its criminal lawsuit against Joseph “Tiger King” Maldonado-Passage, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a…

Gray Wolf Removed from Endangered Species List & Environmental Groups File Notice of Intent to Sue

USA - November 19 2020 On November 3, 2020, the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (“Service”) published a final rule removing the gray wolf (canis lupus) from the…

Smelt Get a Review, But No Change In Status

USA - November 18 2020 On November 16, 2020, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“USFWS”) published its annual review of species that are candidates for listing as either…