Mountain-Prairie Region


2010 Documents On June 29, 2010 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reinstated a proposal to list the mountain plover as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.  The Service sought scientific information regarding the reinstated proposal and the newly available information regarding the status of the mountain plover.  Information was accepted through August 30, 2010.


2003 Documents

2002 Documents In 1999 and again in 2002, the Service proposed to list the mountain plover as a threatened species. On September 9, 2003 the Service withdrew its proposal based on the conclusion that the threats to the mountain plover were not as significant as previously believed. In 2006, Forest Guardians and the Biological Conversation Alliance filed a complaint in the District court for the Southern District of California challenging the withdrawal of the proposal. A settlement agreement between the plaintiffs and the Federal defendants was filed on August 8, 2009, in which the Service agreed to reconsider its 2003 decision to withdraw the proposed listing of the mountain plover. The Service agreed to submit to the Federal Register by July 31, 2010, a notice reopening our 2002 proposal to list the mountain plover and providing for public comment. It was agreed that upon publication of the notice, the 2003 withdrawal of the proposed listing would be vacated. The Service further agreed to submit a final listing determination for the mountain plover to the Federal Register no later than May 1, 2011.

1999 Documents

Last updated: May 25, 2011