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August 15, 2018
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks public comment on a draft Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and Categorical Exclusion for Gaver Ranch in Monterey County, California. The draft plan outlines strategies to avoid, minimize, and mitigate impacts to the federally threatened California red-legged frog and California tiger salamander resulting from ongoing agricultural activities, flood and erosion control activities and habitat restoration.
August 15, 2018
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks public comment on a draft Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) for the Phillips Single-Family Residential Development Project in San Luis Obispo County, California. The draft plan outlines strategies to avoid, minimize, and mitigate impacts to the federally endangered Morro shoulderband snail from activities necessary to the construction of a single-family residence and associated uses.
June 18, 2018
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks public comment on a draft Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for Gavilan College San Benito Campus and Fairview Corners Residential Development in San Benito County. The draft plan outlines strategies to avoid, minimize, and mitigate impacts to the federally threatened California tiger salamander and federally endangered San Joaquin kit fox from activities necessary for the development of a college campus and residential subdivision.
June 05, 2018
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks public comment on draft Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) for Pacific Gas and Electric Company Pipeline Vegetation Management in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties, California. The draft plans outline strategies to avoid, minimize, and mitigate impacts to the federally endangered Mount Hermon June beetle, Santa Cruz long-toed salamander, and the federally threatened California red-legged frog from activities necessary for the removal of vegetation along two natural gas pipelines.
May 21, 2018
The field office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Ventura is pleased to announce that local Service botanist, Connie Rutherford, received the 2017 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Recovery Champion award; recognizing her work to advance the recovery of endangered and threatened species along the California coast. Each year the Service recognizes employees and conservation partners from each geographical region who exemplify dedication and commitment to endangered species recovery. Rutherford was selected to represent the Pacific Southwest Region, covering California and parts of Oregon and Nevada.
April 30, 2018
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks public comment on a draft Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) for the Endangered Sandhills Species at the Clements Property Project, Santa Cruz County, California. The draft plan outlines strategies to avoid, minimize, and mitigate impacts to the federally endangered Mount Hermon June beetle and Zayante band-winged grasshopper from activities necessary for the construction of outdoor recreational facilities.
April 25, 2018
The U.S. Coast Guard has requested an Incidental Harassment Authorization, pursuant to section 101(a)(5)(iii) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, for impacts to small numbers of southern sea otters that may occur incidental to otherwise lawful activities. The Service invites comments from the public on the Proposed Incidental Harassment Authorization. The 30-day comment period will close on May 25.
April 23, 2018
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks public comment on a Renewal of Incidental Take Permits; Interim Programmatic Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) from the County of Santa Cruz and City of Scotts Valley, California. The plan outlines strategies to avoid, minimize, and mitigate impacts to the federally endangered Mount Hermon June beetle and Ben Lomond spineflower, from activities associated with the construction of certain eligible small development projects in densely developed residential neighborhoods.
March 28, 2018
Meet the women of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Ventura, California. This Women’s History Month, we honor the instrumental contributions of remarkable women to our ultimate mission: the conservation and protection of rare fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. In this video series, you’ll hear what inspired these women to pursue careers in conservation, and what advice they have for young women today.
March 14, 2018
Thanks to a recent conservation agreement and other proactive measures, the San Fernando Valley spineflower, a plant endemic to southern California, is no longer at risk of becoming endangered in the foreseeable future. Consequently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has withdrawn a proposal to list the spineflower as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
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