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    Calendar of Events
  Fisher-West Coast Distinct Population

Proposed Rule to List as Threatened Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today, October 6, 2014, it is seeking information from the scientific community, the public and interested stakeholders on its proposal to protect the West Coast population of fisher as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

NEWS RELEASE (305kb-pdf)
FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICE - October 7, 2014 (707kb-pdf)

DRAFT SPECIES REPORT - September 11, 2014 (9.2mb-pdf)
West Coast Distinct Population - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (84kb-pdf)

For more information - link to LEAD OFFICE - Yreka Fish and Wildlife Office

The Service will also host a series of informational meetings and one public hearing. The public hearing is scheduled for November 17, 2014, at the Red Lion Inn, 1830 Hilltop Dr., Redding, California from 6 to 8 p.m.
A number of Public Meetings are also scheduled throughout the west coast. Please see the the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Region 8 website for additional information - link to Region 8 CNO office -

Fisher, USFS

  Oregon Spotted Frog

Species Protection Under the Endangered Species Act

Today, August 28, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its decision to extend protection to the Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

The species will be protected throughout its range, which extends from southwestern British Columbia through the Puget/Willamette Valley, and in the Cascades Range from south-central Washington to the Klamath Basin in Oregon.

The final rule designating critical habitat for the Oregon spotted frog is expected in the fall.

Final Listing
- August 28, 2014 (108kb-pdf)
FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICE - Final Listing - August 29, 2014 (784kb-pdf)

Critical Habitat
FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICE - Proposed Critical Habitat - June 18, 2014 (486kb-pdf)
FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICE - Proposed Critical Habitat - August 29, 2013 (3.26mb-pdf)

Species Profile - link to ECOS - Oregon spotted frog
For more information - link to lead office - Washington Fish and Wildlife Office
Oregon Spotted Frog - Frequently Asked Questions - August 29, 2013 (151kb-pdf)

Oregon spotted frog
Oregon spotted frog

OSF egg mass
Egg mass - USFWS

  PacifiCorp-Klamath Hydroelectric Project-Habitat Conservation Plan

Interim Operations Habitat Conservation Plan for Lost River and Shortnose Suckers

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to PacificCorp, in conjunction with the company's comprehensive plan to conserve the endangered Lost River and shortnose suckers in the Klamath Basin. PacifiCorp is an electric energy-producing company based in Portland, Oregon, that operates seven facilities as part of its Klamath Hydroelectric Project.

Under the terms of the ITP, PacifiCorp will implement avoidance, minimization, and mitigation measures described in its Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP).

NEWS RELEASE - February 20, 2014 (31kb-pdf)
Habitat Conservation Plan - November 20, 2013 (2714kb-pdf)
Environmental Assessment - December 2013 (479kb-pdf)
Findings, Recommendations and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) - December 2013 (542kb-pdf)
Intra-Service Biological Opinion - December 13, 2013 (833kb-pdf)

  Modoc Sucker

Proposed Delisting

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to remove the Modoc sucker, a small fish native to the upper Pit River drainage in southern Oregon and northeastern California, from the list of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife under the Endangered Species Act. This announcement follows the proposed delisting of the Oregon chub, which was announced earlier this month and was the first fish ever to be proposed for delisting due to recovery.

NEWS RELEASE - February 12, 2014 (31kb-pdf)
FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICE - February 13, 2014 (270kb-pdf)
Literature Cited - February 13, 2014 (20kb-pdf)

Draft - Post Delisting Monitoring Plan - February 13, 2014 (409kb-pdf)
Species Report - August, 2013 (393kb-pdf)
Modoc Sucker Distribution - Map July 2013 (1118kb-pdf)

Modoc Sucker
  Lost River and Shortnose Sucker
  Revised Recovery Plan

The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced (April 16, 2013) the release of the final Revised Recovery Plan for the Lost River Sucker (Deltistes luxatus) and the Shortnose Sucker (Chasmistes brevirostris). This updated recovery plan replaces the 1993 recovery plan.

NEWS RELEASE - April 15, 2013
FINAL Revised Recovery Plan for the Lost River Sucker and Shortnose Sucker - April 15, 2013 (1662kb-pdf)
Lost River and Shortnose Sucker - Factsheet (384kb-pdf)

Designated Critical Habitat for the Lost River and Shortnose Sucker

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it has designated critical habitat for the endangered Lost River sucker and shortnose sucker. Critical habitat was first proposed for these species in 1994, but was never completed due to higher conservation priorities for the listed sucker.

NEWS RELEASE - December 10, 2012
FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICE December 11, 2012 (2226kb-pdf)
Economic Analysis (3454kb-pdf)
References Cited
Final Memo

Critical Habitat Maps
Unit 1-Lost River Sucker
Unit 1-Shortnose Sucker
Unit 2-Lost River Sucker
Unit 2-Shortnose Sucker

Critical Habitat Coordinates

  2013 Proposed Klamath Project Operations - Joint Biological Opinion
(National Marine Fisheries Service and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service)

2013 Final Klamath Project Biological Opinion (5/31/2013 7985kb-pdf)
  Connecting People With Nature

EVENT - 2014 RAP Camp (Resources and People) June 15-21, 2014, Camp Esther Applegate, Lake of the Woods, Klamath Falls, Oregon
Registation DEADLINE: May 16, 2014

Students spend a week at camp learning about the diverse natural resources that make up an ecosystem! Field Trips and Hands-On outdoor activities.

RAP Camp is for teachers too! Along with students, teachers can join in the fun and earn graduate credits while developing curriculum to integrate natural resources into your classroom.

2014 RAP Camp Brochure
2014 Student Application
2014 Teacher Application

Link to BLM RAP Camp web page

FACTSHEET ~ Connect Children & Nature! The Possibilities are Endless! Factsheet (320kb-pdf)
Region 8 - Schoolyard Habitat Factsheet (454kb-pdf)

Educational Guides
~ Schoolyard Habitat Guide(8.0kb-pdf)
~ Resource Guide for Hatching Salmon and Trout (7.1kb-pdf)
~ Resource Guide for Eggs to Fry (2.0kb-pdf)

Schoolyard Logo Plan Example
  Bald Eagle Delisting Information
  Bald Eagle Fact Sheet (266kb-pdf)
Bald Eagle Recovery Q&A Sheet
July 9, 2007 Federal Register Final Delisting
  Gray Wolf

Gray Wolf Reclassified (link to FWS Midwest site)
FWS Species Profile
(ECOS Link)
Gray Wolf - Fact Sheet (133kb-pdf)


Last updated: October 27, 2014