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Service Actions Surrounding Proposed Oregon Spotted Frog Protection
Under the Endangered Species Ac


Oregon Spotted Frog   Oregon Spotted Frog Egg Mass
Oregon Spotted Frog
Photo credit: Teal Waterstrat (USFWS)
  Oregon Spotted Frog Egg Mass
Photo credit: Taylor Goforth (USFWS)

2013 Proposed listing and Critical Habitat

On August 29, 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that current evidence suggests that the Oregon spotted frog is likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future.  As a result, the Service proposed to protect the frog as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.  In addition, the Service proposed to designate 68,192 acres and 23 stream miles as critical habitat.  The Service held a public comment period from August 29, 2013, to November 12, 2013, and conducted a public hearing on October 21, 2013, in order to allow the public to review and comment on the proposals and provide additional information.

2014 Critical Habitat Refinement and Availability of Draft Economic Analysis

On June 18, 2014, the Service announced a proposal to refine four of the proposed critical habitat units and announced the availability of the draft economic analysis.  A 30-day comment period will close on July 18, 2014.  All relevant information received from the public, government agencies, the scientific community, industry, or any other interested parties by July 18, 2014 will be considered and addressed in the agency’s final designation of critical habitat.


Last updated: July 2, 2014
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