Tag: Florida Bristle Fern
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February 21, 2020 | 6 minute read
Why is critical habitat proposed for the Florida bristle fern? The Endangered Species Act (ESA) requires the Service to designate critical habitat for listed species if prudent and determinable. The Florida bristle fern was listed as endangered under the ESA in October 2015. Based on the best available science, the Service has determined that critical habitat is both prudent and determinable for the Florida bristle fern. There are two known metapopulations (a metapopulation consists of a group of geographically separated populations of the same species that interact at some level): one in South Florida (Miami-Dade County) and one in Central Florida (Sumter County). Learn more...
February 21, 2020 | 3 minute read
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed to designate critical habitat for the rare Florida bristle fern under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service listed the Florida bristle fern, a plant found only in Miami-Dade and Sumter counties in Florida, as endangered in 2015. The Service also announced availability of a draft economic analysis on the proposed critical habitat designation. The public is invited to submit comments on the, critical habitat designation and draft economic analysis during a 60-day comment period ending April 24, 2020. Read the full story...
October 5, 2015 | 3 minute read
VERO BEACH, FL — The Florida bristle fern will be added to the list of endangered plants protected by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). An endangered plant is one that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. Currently found only on state and county lands in Miami-Dade and Sumter counties, the Florida bristle fern is a small, mat-forming fern that resembles mosses and liverworts. Read the full story...
October 8, 2014 | 3 minute read
VERO BEACH, FL - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to list the Florida bristle fern as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The public is invited to comment on this proposal for the next 60 days through December 8, 2014. Only found in Miami-Dade and Sumter Counties, the Florida bristle fern is a small, mat-forming fern with bristle-like outgrowths at its tips. The fern doesn’t have roots, and it superficially resembles mosses and liverworts. Read the full story...