Public Information Workshops and Hearing to be Held In Washington and Oregon for Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterfly, Streaked Horned Lark and Mazama Pocket Gopher
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host two public information workshops on the proposed listing, proposed critical habitat and draft economic analysis for the Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly, streaked horned lark and Mazama pocket gopher. One of the public workshops will be in Olympia, Washington, and will cover information on the three species, including the four subspecies of the Mazama pocket gopher. The second information workshop will be in Salem, Oregon for Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly and streaked horned lark. Dates and locations are listed below. There is also a public hearing in Olympia, Washington.
Comment Period Close: All comments must be received or have been postmarked by midnight, May 3, 2013.
Meeting Format: At the Public Information Workshops, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff will field questions and provide information on a variety of species-specific issues. There will be the opportunity to submit written comments on the proposed listing, proposed critical habitat and draft economic analysis, but oral testimony will not be taken. At the Public Hearing, there will not be an opportunity for questions and answers, but oral testimony will be taken and recorded by a hearing officer. Comments can also be submitted in writing.