Lois Grunwald, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office 805-644-1766, ext. 332
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a notice in today's Federal Register announcing the availability of the draft economic analysis for the December 2006 proposed rule to designate critical habitat for Monterey spineflower. The draft analysis estimates potential costs associated with conservation activities on approximately 11,032 acres proposed for critical habitat designation to be $17 million over the next 20 years.
Comments and information on the draft economic analysis and proposed rule to designate critical habitat for the plant will be accepted until October 31, 2007.
Written comments may be submitted to the Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, 2493 Portola Road, Suite B; Ventura, CA 93003 or transmitted by fax to 805-644-3958. Electronic comments should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copies of the proposed rule to designate critical habitat for Monterey spineflower and the draft economic analysis are available on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/ventura/newsroom.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal federal agency responsible for conserving the nature of America. For more on the Service and its commitment to scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, cooperative conservation and public service, visit www.fws.gov.