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May 7, 2013 - Comment Period Reopened
The grotto sculpin is a small fish found mostly in cave streams. Its entire range is within Perry County, Missouri, in an area with thousands of sinkholes and over 700 caves (collectively called a “karst system”). The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed listing the grotto sculpin as endangered and proposed designating Critical Habitat. Contamination of cave streams where the grotto sculpin lives is the primary reason that this fish could become extinct.
May 7, 2013:
Comment Period Re-opened;
Draft Economic Analysis on Critical Habitat Available
We have reopened the comment period on our proposal to list the grotto sculpin as endangered and designate critical habitat. This provides the public an opportunity for further input on the initial proposal, on a newly-released draft economic analysis of the proposed critical habitat designation and on a conservation plan prepared by the Perry County Community Economic and Environment Committeethat to address threats identified for the species.
Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted, as they will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule.
The comment period will be open through June 6, 2013.
Last updated: May 8, 2013