Fish and Wildlife Service Conducts Five-year Status Reviews of Nine Southeastern Species
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service today announced plans to conduct
a five-year status review of the endangered Alabama red-bellied turtle
and eight other endangered and threatened species that have Southeastern
ranges including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi,
Kentucky, and Tennessee.
This notice announces the Service’s review of nine species including
the federally listed, threatened Louisiana black bear, the endangered
Alabama red-bellied turtle, two threatened fish (goldline darter and
blue shiner), the endangered fat pocketbook mussel, two endangered snails
(slender campeloma and armored snail), an endangered cave crayfish (Cambarus
zophonastes), and an endangered plant, lyrate bladderpod.
In addition to reviewing the classification of these species, a five-year review presents an opportunity to track the species’ recovery progress. It may benefit species by providing valuable information to guide future conservation efforts. Information gathered during a review can assist in making funding decisions, conducting interagency consultations, making permitting decisions, and determining whether to update recovery plans, and other actions under the ESA.
The Federal Register notice announcing the status review of these nine federally listed species is available on-line at http://www.fws.gov/policy/library/E7-15023.html
Written comments and information on the Louisiana black bear may be e-mailed to email@example.com, faxed to 337/291-3139, or sent via regular mail to Lafayette Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 646 Cajundome Blvd., Suite 400, Lafayette, Louisiana 70506.
Written comments and information on the Alabama red-bellied turtle, goldline darter, blue shiner, fat pocketbook, and lyrate bladderpod may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 601/965-4900, or sent via regular mail to Jackson Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 6578 Dogwood View Parkway, Jackson, Mississippi 39216.
Written comments and information on the slender campeloma and armored snail may be e-mailed to email@example.com, faxed to 251/441-6222, or sent regular mail to Daphne Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1208-B Main St., Daphne, Alabama 36526.
Written comments and information submitted on the cave crayfish may
be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 501/513-4480, or sent
via regular mail to Conway Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
110 S. Amity Rd., Suite 300, Conway, Arkansas 72032.
NOTE: You can view our releases or subscribe to receive them -- via e-mail -- at the Service's Southeast Regional home page at http://www.fws.gov/southeast/news. Our national home page is at: http://news.fws.gov/newsreleases/. Atlanta, GA 30345, Phone: 404/679-7289 Fax: 404/679-7286