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12-Month Finding: Listing Not Warranted (May 19, 2009)
12-Month Finding Decision Document - This document describes our biological considerations, policy interpretations, and legal precedents that we used in arriving at this finding. This document further outlines our decision making process, including our objectives, alternatives, and sources of uncertainty.
News Release (May 18, 2009): Listing as Endangered Not Warranted for Coaster Brook Trout
May 19, 2009 Federal Register Notice: 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Coaster Brook Trout as Endangered
Coaster Brook Trout: Questions and Answers about the 12-month “Not Warranted” Finding
90-Day Finding on Petition to List the Coaster Brook Trout under the Endangered Species Act and Initiation of Status Review (March 20, 2008)
Correction and reopening of comment period for 90-day petition finding. 2-page PDF - Federal Register Notice (August 7, 2008)
90–day Petition Finding and Initiation of Status Review - Federal Register Notice (March 20, 2008)
March 19, 2008 News Release - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Will Study Coaster Brook Trout
The Petition Process (pdf) - a fact sheet
Petition for a Rule to List the Anadromous Coaster Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) under the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1531 et seq. (1973) and as Amended. February 22, 2006 (56-page PDF) Petitioners: Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter, Huron Mountain Club, and Marvin J. Roberson, Jr.
Supplemental Submission in Support of Petition for a Rule to List the Anadramous Coaster Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) under the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1531 et seq. (1973) and as Amended. March 23, 2006 (120-page PDF)
The Ashland Fishery Resource Office is our lead office for coaster brook trout research and conservation. Their website has information about ongoing studies and conservation actions.
A Coaster Brook Trout's Tale . . . - a pamphlet with population, life history, and conservation information
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