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Lands in California and Nevada are among the worlds richest sources of renewable energy in the form of wind, solar and geothermal energy. The Pacific Southwest Region provides environmental review of renewable energy projects in support of the Department of the Interior's initiatives to advance environmentally appropriate renewable energy in California and Nevada and Klamath Basin.
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  September 23, 2014
 

Endangered Species Act Protection Not Warranted for Two Species of Buckwheat in Nevada 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that two species of buckwheat in Nevada do not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The two species are Churchill Narrows buckwheat (Eriogonum diatomaceum) and Las Vegas buckwheat (Eriogonum corymbosum var. nilesii). The decision will be published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, September 24, 2014.

   
  August 14, 2014
 

Service Proposes Designation of Critical Habitat for Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo 

Mt. Charleston Blue butterfllyThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to designate 546,335 acres of critical habitat for the western distinct population segment (DPS) of the yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) in 80 separate units in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. Learn more

   
  August 4, 2014
 

Comment Period Reopened for 30 Days on Proposal to Protect the Bi‐State Distinct Population Segment of Greater Sage‐Grouse 

Sage GrouseThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the public comment period on its proposal to protect the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of greater sage-grouse along the California-Nevada border as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The proposal includes a special rule that would provide increased flexibility for land management practices that are intended to benefit the sage-grouse. The additional 30-day comment period will be announced in the Federal Register on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Learn more

   
  July 15, 2014
 

Service Announces Availability of Draft Economic Analysis on Proposals to protect Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of Greater Sage-Grouse

Sage GrouseThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced plans to designate approximately 5,561 acres on Mount Charleston in southern Nevada’s Spring Mountains as critical habitat for the endangered Mount Charleston blue butterfly. Learn more

   
  June 2, 2014
 

Service Announces Availability of Draft Economic Analysis on Proposals to protect Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of Greater Sage-Grouse

Sage GrouseThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the availability of the draft economic analysis (DEA) associated with proposals to protect the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of greater sage-grouse along the California-Nevada border under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service also announced a 30-day extension of the public comment period on the proposed critical habitat for the species. Learn more

   
  June 2, 2014
 

Webber’s Ivesia Protected under Endangered Species Act

Webber's IvesiaWebber’s ivesia (Ivesia webberi) was given protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as a threatened species today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) in addition, the Service designated 2,170 acres of critical habitat for the species. Learn more..

   
  May 8, 2014
 

Public Hearings Rescheduled on Proposals to Protect Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of Greater Sage-Grouse 

Sage Grouse

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced it has rescheduled public hearings on proposals to protect the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of greater sage-grouse along the California-Nevada border under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The new hearing dates will be published in the Federal Register on May 9, 2014. Learn more

   
  April 7, 2014
 

Extension Period Extended 60 Days for Bi‐State Distinct Population Segment of Greater Sage‐Grouse 

Sage Grouse

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the extension of the public comment period for 60 days on the proposal to protect the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of greater sage-grouse along the California-Nevada border as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The proposal includes a special rule that would provide increased flexibility for land management practices that are intended to benefit the sage-grouse. Learn more

   
  February 12, 2014
 

Draft Economic Analysis Available on Proposed Critical Habitat Rule for Webber’s Ivesia--Public Comment Period Opens

Webber's IvesiaThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the availability of a draft economic analysis on the proposal to designate 2,170 acres of critical habitat in California for Webber’s ivesia in Plumas, Lassen, and Sierra Counties in northeastern California, and Washoe and Douglas Counties in northwestern Nevada. Learn more..

   
   
 

 
 
Last updated: November 10, 2014