Conserving the Nature of America
Press Release
Service Completes 5 Year Review of 22 Species in California, Nevada and Southern Oregon; Recommends Downlisting Indian Knob Mountain Balm

April 8, 2009

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced the completion of 5-year reviews for 22 species in California, Nevada, and southern Oregon. Of the reviews being announced today, the Service has recommended delisting the Indian Knob mountainbalm, a small tree of the California Central Coast. The Service has recommended no change in status for the 21 other species reviewed.

These 5-year reviews were undertaken as required by section 4(c)(2)(A) of the Endangered Species Act (Act). This list of completed reviews incorporates species that were noticed for review on March 22, 2006; February 14, 2007; and March 5, 2008. The 5-year review constitutes a recommendation by the Service. Any change in the listing status will require a separate rulemaking process.

More information about the species included in this announcement is found online: Point Arena mountain beaver [ www.fws.gov/arcata ]. Applegate

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