[Federal Register: February 9, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 27)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Application

AGENCY:  Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:  Notice of receipt of application.


    The following applicant has applied for a permit to conduct certain 
activities with endangered species. This notice is provided pursuant to 
section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 
U.S.C. 1531, et seq.).

Permit Number TE022454-0

    Applicant: The Nature Conservancy, Michigan Chapter, East Lansing, 
Michigan; Helen Taylor, State Director

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    The applicant requests a permit for the purpose of determining 
management strategies for the Karner blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa 
samuelis) in southwestern Newaygo County, Michigan. The applicant 
proposes to complete the following activities which may take the Karner 
blue butterfly: (1) Control and eliminate invasive alien plants, 
particularly spotted knapweed (Centaurea maculosa), by the initiation 
of a proposed burn regime, hand-pulling and spot-burning, (2) research 
and monitoring of the species to determine the impacts of the 
management regime described above, and (3) to expand and restore 
suitable habitat for occupation by the species. Take (kill, harass) is 
expected to occur in association with proposed activities. Activities 
are proposed for the enhancement of survival of the species in the 
    Written data or comments should be submitted to the Regional 
Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services 
Operations, 1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111-4056, and 
must be received within 30 days of the date of this publication.
    Documents and other information submitted with this application are 
available for review by any party who submits a written request for a 
copy of such documents to the following office within 30 days of the 
date of publication of this notice: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Ecological Services Operations, 1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, 
Minnesota 55111-4056. Telephone: (612/713-5350); FAX: (612/713-5292).

    Dated: February 3, 2000.
Charles M. Wooley,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3, Fort 
Snelling, Minnesota.
[FR Doc. 00-2986 Filed 2-8-00; 8:45 am]