The Karner blue butterfly, an endangered species, is a small butterfly that lives in oak savannas and pine barren ecosystems from eastern Minnesota and eastward to the Atlantic seaboard.
Credit: Joel Trick/USFWS
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Grid announce conservation plan and endangered species permit for two butterflies
The Service has issued a 50-year incidental take permit to National Grid for impacts to the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly and state-protected frosted elfin butterfly during its gas and electric operations in New York. The Service has also approved National Grid’s habitat conservation plan, a requirement for the permit. The plan will cover operations, maintenance and construction activities, as well as conservation efforts, associated with the company’s facilities in the eastern and central sections of the state.
Published on: Wednesday, July 18,2012