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Service Seeks Public Comment on HCP Renewal

Cyanotech Corporation has submitted an application to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to renew their Habitat Conservation Plan and incidental take permit at their aquaculture facility on the Island of Hawai‘ i. The permit renewal is associated with Cyanotech’s HCP and addresses incidental take of endangered Ae‘ o (Hawaiian stilts) caused by the facility’s current operations and maintenance activities. The Service is seeking public review and will accept comments on the permit renewal from February 13, 2019 through March 15, 2019.  

You can Review the Federal Register Notification and submit your comments at: 
https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2019-02163.
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Proposal to Remove 'Io from the Endangered Species List

The Service is proposing to remove the endangered 'Io (Hawaiian hawk) from the federal list of endangered species (ESA). Originally listed in 1967, the 'Io no longer meets the definition of threatened or endangered thanks to its demonstrated ability to adapt to changing habitat, its population stability, and ongoing conservation efforts. The Service is also making available for public review the draft post-delisting monitoring plan for the Hawaiian hawk, and previous comment periods. The public comment period will be open from October 30 – November 28.

Federal Register Notice: https://rebrand.ly/IoNotice2018
Learn more at  https://rebrand.ly/PublicCommentIo  
Read about previous proposals and public comment periods.

 

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Service seeks Public Comment on Haleakala Ranch SHA

Haleakala Ranch has submitted an application to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for an Enhancement of Survival Permit for their lands on the island of Maui. Haleakala Ranch is voluntarily seeking this permit to contribute to the recovery of the endangered nene (Hawaiian goose).

From February 19 - March 21 the Service is seeking public review and comment on the associated draft Safe Harbor Agreement and National Environmental Policy Act – Draft Environmental Action Statement for categorical exclusion.

News Release 
Submit a comment and review the Federal Register documents: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2019-02633

Documents Available

Kamehameha Schools Safe Harbor Agreement

The Service has received an application from Kamehameha Schools, a private charitable education trust, for an enhancement of survival permit. The application includes a draft Safe Harbor Agreement between Kamehameha Schools, the Service, and the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources. The proposal is to conduct proactive conservation activities to promote the survival and recovery of 32 federally endangered species and one species currently proposed for listing.
Federal Register Notice     
Safe Harbor Appendix
Draft Environmental Action Statement
Draft Safe Harbor Agreement

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  • Celebrating 100 years of Migratory Bird Conservation

    2016 marks the centennial of the Convention between the United States and Great Britain (for Canada) for the Protection of Migratory Birds, signed on Aug. 16, 1916. This Migratory Bird Treaty, and three others that followed with Japan, Russia, and Mexico, form the cornerstones of our efforts to conserve birds that migrate across international borders. Here in Hawai‘i, many of our native birds are protected under these treaties and we are joining the celebration island style!

     

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