Conservation Science
Northeast Region

Peer Review

In order to ensure the quality and credibility of the scientific information we disseminate to the public, the Fish and Wildlife Service has implemented a formal "peer review" process for influential and highly influential scientific documents.

More information on this subject is available at the Service's Information Quality web site. In addition, the Office of Management and Budget has published government-wide guidance to ensure the practice of peer review of government science documents.

Part of the peer review process is to provide information on the Web about how each peer review is to be conducted, as described in this checklist.

Peer Review Agenda

We have identified the following Northeast Region documents as meeting the OMB criteria for peer review of influential or highly influential scientific information. Click on a title to get more information about that document and the peer review process we have planned for it. This list will be updated as necessary.

For more information, contact: Dr. Rick Bennett, Regional Scientist, (413) 253-8273

ACTIONS UNDER REVIEW
Posting Date  Document Title 
August 2018 Cobblestone Tiger Beetle Peer Review Plan
August 2018 Longhead Darter Peer Review Plan
August 2018 Peaks of Otter Salamander Peer Review Plan
August 2018 Northern Virginia Well Amphipod Peer Review Plan
August 2018 Furbish Lousewort Peer Review Plan
April 2018 Yellow Banded Bumble Bee Peer Review Plan
April 2018 Brook Floater Peer Review Plan
April 2017 Red Knot Critical Habitat Determination and Peer Review Plan
April 2017 Tippecanoe Darter Peer Review Plan
April 2017 Sharp Tailed Saltmarsh Sparrow Peer Review Plan
April 2017 Big Sandy Crayfish and Guyandotte River Crayfish Critical Habitat Determination and Peer Review Plan
April 2017 Bog Buckmoth Peer Review Plan
April 2017 Elk River Crayfish Peer Review Plan
April 2017 Seaside Alder Peer Review Plan

 

ACTIONS COMPLETED
Date of Completion Peer Review Plans / Documents Link to Peer Review Comments Final Action
January 2018 Eastern Puma Delisting Determination and Peer Review Plan See Final Rule Final Delisting Rule
September 2017 Kenk's Amphipod Listing Determination and Peer Review See Withdrawal of the Proposed Rule Withdrawal of the Proposed Listing Rule
September 2017 Kenk's Amphipod Critical Habitat Determination and Peer Review Plan N/A N/A; see Withdrawal of the Proposed Listing Rule
September 2017 Candy Darter (Etheostoma osburni) Listing Determination and Peer Review See SSA and Peer Review Comments 12 Month Finding/Proposed Listing Rule
September 2017 Bicknell's Thrush Listing Determination and Peer Review See SSA and Peer Review Comments 12 Month NW Finding
April 2016 Big Sandy Crayfish and Guyandotte River Crayfish Listing Determination and Peer Review See Final Rule Final Listing Determination
October 2016 Hirst Brothers’ Panic Grass Listing Determination and Peer Review N/A 12 Month NW Finding
October 2015 American Eel Listing Determination and Peer Review N/A 12 Month NW Finding
September 2015 New England Cottontail Listing Determination and Peer Review N/A 12 Month NW Finding
December 2014 Red Knot Peer Review Plan - Listing See Final Rule Final Listing Determination
October 2013 Eastern Small-footed Bat Peer Review Plan N/A 12 Month NW Finding
July 2013 Diamond Darter Peer Review Plan See Final Rule Final Listing Determination
September 2008 Diurnal Habitat Relationships of Canada Lynx in an Intensively Managed Private Forest Landscape in Northern Maine    
September 2008 Spatial Ecology of a Canada Lynx Population in Northern Maine    
September 2008 Within-Stand Selection of Canada Lynx Natal Dens in Northwest Maine, USA    

 

 


Last updated: August 15, 2018