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Southwest Endangered Species Act (SWESA) Team meeting
Southwest Region, November 16, 2006
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Arizona Ecological Services biologist John Nystedt participated in the triannual meeting of the interagency SWESA Team on November 15 to 16, 2006, in Lakewood, Colorado.  The team, which includes representatives from FWS, BLM, BIA, NPS, FS, BOR, NRCS, and DOD, meets to develop actions to improve implementation of the Endangered Species Act with a focus on section 7, and to continue to implement the Long-Term Strategy for Streamlining Consultations.  Agenda items included: finalizing the list of Issue Resolution Teams for section 7 consultations;  process for posting information on the Team's web page, which is hosted on the Arizona ES website; report on the October biological assessment workshops, and planning the January workshops in Albuquerque; reviewing a pre-draft of our first "Considerations for Making Effect Determinations" document for the Chiricahua leopard frog; report on the "Species At Risk Report" for AZ and NM, which includes species accounts for seven species of concern; and reporting on various agency activities.

Contact Info: Martin Valdez, 505-248-6599, martin_valdez@fws.gov
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