Conserving the Nature of America

News Release

Candidate Agreement for West Coast Distinct Population of Fisher Available for Public Comment

October 15, 2007


Division of Public Affairs
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Telephone: 703-358-2220

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a notice in the October 10, 2007 Federal Register announcing that Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) has applied to the Service for a 20-year enhancement of survival permit for the fisher (Martes pennanti) under section 10(a) (1) (a) of the endangered species act. The Service is requesting comments on the permit application, the proposed Agreement and the preliminary determination that the proposed Agreement is eligible for a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as described in the Environmental Action Statement (EAS)

Comments will be accepted until November 9, 2007.

Written comments may be submitted to the Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Srevice, Yreka Fish and Wildlife Office, 1829 South Oregon Street, Yreka, California or transmitted by fax to 530 842 4517

Electronic comments can be sent to:

Copies of the permit application, proposed Agreement and EAS are available on the Internet at

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