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Final Methodology for Prioritizing ESA Status Reviews

This new methodology will allow us to more effectively implement the ESA by placing each pending endangered species status review into one of five categories based on available data, threats to the species, conservation efforts, and new or developing science.

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Species Listing Activity

  • Critical Habitat for Marbled Murrelet Confirmed

    In response to litigation, the USFWS initiated a voluntary review of over 3.5 million acres of marbled murrelet critical habitat in 2015 to evaluate whether and how the designated areas meet the legal definition.  The Service confirmed that previously designated critical habitat meets the statutory definition and no changes have been made to the designation. 

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