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Peer Review - Ensuring Credibility of Information

To improve the quality and objectivity of the scientific information we use to make decisions, the Fish and Wildlife Service have implement a structured "peer review" process for influential scientific information and highly influential scientific assessments, per OMB's bulletin on peer review. These is an additional policy covering peer review of Endangered Species Act activities. See the Service's National Peer Review website for additional information.

 

Part of the peer review process is to provide information on the Web about how each peer review is to be conducted, as described in this checklist.

 

Date
Title of Document for Peer Review
5/6/2014 Final Rule designation of Critical Habitat for the Salt Creek Tiger Beetle. View the beetle web page.
4/29/2014

Peer Review Plan – Proposed Listing of the contiguous United States Distinct Population Segment of the North American Wolverine on Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife with Special Rule And Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of the North American Wolverine in Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico. View the comment reponses.

On April 2nd and 3rd of 2014, the Service convened a panel of scientific experts to provide input on the potential effects of future climate changes on wolverines and their habitat. The panel was organized in response to peer review and state comments we received after publication of the proposed rule to list wolverines. We are posting the results here so that people may provide comments to us about these results prior to the end the of the comment period which closes on May 6th, 2014. Please go to regulations.gov and search for "wolverine" to send us your comments.

 

Click here to view the Final Wolverine Panel Report (1.51MB PDF)

 

9/26/2013 Peer Review of the revised designation of Critical Habitat for the contiguous U.S. Distinct Population Segment of the Canada Lynx and Revised Distinct Population Segment Boundary.

20140107_ESimons-Legaard_Peer_Review_Comments_Lynx_pCH.pdf
20140110_KMurphy_Peer_Review_Comments_Lynx_pCH.pdf
documents/20140121_JSquires_Peer_Review_Comments_Lynx_pCH.pdf
documents/20140129_TShenk_Peer_Review_Comments_Lynx_pCH.pdf

6/5/2013 Peer Review of the Revision of Critical Habitat for Salt Creek Tiger Beetle. View the beetle web page.
5/6/2013 Peer Review of Proposed Rule to List Coral Pink Sand Dunes Tiger Beetle as Threatened and Designate Critical Habitat. View the beetle web page.
4/30/2013 Peer Review of the NCDE Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy. View the grizzly web page.
3/14/2013 Peer Review of the Scientific Findings in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Eagle Fatality Model and its Application to Wind Energy Development Projects. View the comment reponses.
1/11/2013 Proposed Rule to list the Gunnison sage-grouse (Centrocercus minimus) as Endangered and Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat
9/10/2012 Final Rule Removal of the Gray Wolf in Wyoming from the Endangered and Threatened Wildlife Status and Removal of the Experimental Population Status
8/10/2012 Final Rule Designation of Critical Habitat for Ipomopsis polyantha (Pagosa skyrocket), Penstemon debilis (Parachute beardtongue), and Phacelia submutica (DeBeque phacelia)
10/1/2011 Proposed Removal of the Gray Wolf in Wyoming from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
8/1/2011 Proposed Rule to Designate Critical Habitat for Ipomopsis polyantha (Pagosa skyrocket), Penstemon debilis (Parachute beardtongue) and Phacelia submutica (DeBeque phacelia)
5/1/211 Proposed Rule Revising the Special Rule for the Utah Prairie Dog.

 

View 2010 and older peer review documents.
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