U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Sacramento Fish & Wildlife OfficeServing the people, conserving the fish, wildlife, and plants of California

A Unit Of The Pacific Southwest Region

5-Year Reviews

Overview

The Endangered Species Act requires us to review each listed species at least every 5 years. We determine whether species should be removed from the list (delisted) or reclassified from endangered to threatened, or threatened to endangered.

5-YEAR REVIEWS INITIATED FOR 24 SPECIES

January 27, 2020

The Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office is now accepting comments and new information about the 24 species below. Information on and submission timeline for this call for data can be found in the Federal Register notice. To get more information on a species, submit information on a species, or review information we receive, please contact Josh Hull, 916–414–6742 (phone); fw8sfwocomments@fws.gov (email); or 2800 Cottage Way, Suite W2605, Sacramento, CA 95825 (U.S. mail, hand-delivery, or in-person review of documents).

  • California tiger salamander (Sonoma distinct population segment)
  • California tiger salamander (Central California distinct population segment)
  • San Mateo thornmint
  • White-rayed pentachaeta
  • Fountain thistle
  • Tiburon jewelflower
  • Tiburon mariposa lily
  • Marin dwarf-flax
  • Tiburon paintbrush
  • San Mateo woolly sunflower
  • Coyote ceanothus
  • Metcalf Canyon jewelflower
  • Santa Clara Valley dudleya
  • Large-flowered fiddleneck
  • Valley elderberry longhorn beetle
  • Delta green ground beetle
  • Bay checkerspot butterfly
  • Callippe silverspot butterfly
  • Mission blue butterfly
  • Myrtle's silverspot butterfly
  • San Bruno elfin butterfly
  • Mountain yellow-legged frog (northern distinct population segment)
  • Yosemite toad
  • Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog

5-Year Reviews Initiated for 17 Species

July 26, 2019

The Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office is now accepting comments and new information about the species below from July 26, 2019 until September 24, 2019. Contacts for each species are included in the Federal Register notice.

  • San Joaquin kit fox
  • Fresno Kangaroo rat
  • Giant Kangaroo rat
  • Tipton Kangaroo rat
  • Blunt-nosed leopard lizard
  • Kern primrose sphinx moth
  • Riparian brush rabbit
  • Buena Vista Lake shrew
  • Giant garter snake
  • San Francisco garter snake
  • Alameda whipsnake
  • Riparian woodrat
  • Bakersfield cactus
  • Keck’s checker-mallow
  • California jewelflower
  • Kern mallow
  • San Joaquin wooly-threads

CLARA HUNT'S MILKVETCH

May 17, 2019
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No change for Clara Hunt's milkvetch.

PENNELL'S BIRD'S-BEAK

May 17, 2019
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No change for Pennell's bird's-beak.

BAKER'S LARKSPUR

May 17, 2019
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No change for Baker's larkspur.

KENWOOD MARSH CHECKER-MALLOW

May 17, 2019
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No change for Kenwood Marsh checker-mallow.

WHITE SEDGE

May 17, 2019
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White sedge recommended for removal from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants.

VINE HILL CLARKIA

May 17, 2019
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No change for Vine Hill clarkia.

YELLOW LARKSPUR

May 17, 2019
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No change for Yellow larkspur.

GABBRO PLANTS

Stebbins' morning-glory, Pine Hill ceanothus, Pine Hill flannelbush, El Dorado bedstraw, and Layne's butterweed

May 17, 2019
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No change for Stebbins' morning-glory, Pine Hill ceanothus, Pine Hill flannelbush, El Dorado bedstraw, and Layne's butterweed.

SANTA ROSA PLANTS

Sonoma sunshine, Burke’s goldfields, Sebastopol meadowfoam

May 17, 2019
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No change for Sonoma sunshine, Burke’s goldfields, Sebastopol meadowfoam.

PITKIN MARSH LILY

May 17, 2019
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No change for Pitkin Marsh lily.

Bay Checkerspot Butterfly

Service Recommends uplisting Bay CHeckerspot Butterfly to endangered
News Release, October 20, 2009

No change for Callippe silverspot butterfly, Clara Hunt’s milk-vetch, hairy Orcutt grass, Kenwood Marsh checkermallow, Lake County stonecrop, Loch Lomond coyote thistle, palmate-bracted bird’s-beak, Pitkin Marsh lily, Shasta crayfish, Springville clarkia and white sedge.

Service Recommends No Change for Eight Species in Our Area

News Release, April 8, 2009
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No change for Delta green ground beetle, Hoover’s spurge, large-flowered fiddleneck, many-flowered navarretia, Myrtle’s silverspot butterfly, soft bird’s-beak, Solano grass, Suisun thistle.

Service Recommends No Change for Four Bay Area Species

News Release, October 8, 2008
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No change for Burke's goldfields, Contra Costa goldfields, Sebastopol meadowfoam, and Sonoma sunshine.

Service Recommends No Change for Seven species Found in Our Area

News Release, September 10, 2008
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No change for Antioch Dunes evening-primrose, Butte County meadowfoam, Colusa grass, Contra Costa wallflower, few-flowered navarretia, Lange's metalmark butterfly, and Sacramento Orcutt grass.

Moth, Fairy Shrimps and Fish

News Release, October 9, 2007
No change recommended for these species:

Downlisting to threatened recommended for this species:

Garter Snakes

September 2006
No change recommended

Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle

September 2006
Recommended for delisting

Northern Spotted Owl

November 15, 2004
Species to remain listed as threatened
No. Spotted Owl 5-Year Review (2.1 MB PDF)

Marbled Murrelet

September 1, 2004
Population of in CA, OR & WA does not meet the criteria for designation as a Distinct Population Segment. The Service will conduct a range-wide review.
Marbled murrelet 5-yr overview (124 KB PDF)

Delta Smelt

March 31, 2004
Species to remain listed as threatened
Delta smelt 5-Year Review (2.1 MB PDF)

Last updated: January 27, 2020