Tag Archives: Fish and Wildlife Service

Feds release final bull trout recovery plan; critics label it ‘extinction plan’

By David Erickson | September 30, 2015 Decades in the making, and debating, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its final bull trout recovery plan this week, outlining the conservation actions needed for the species to recover from its precipitous decline. Bull trout, a cold-water fish species that is highly susceptible to warming waters and habitat destruction, were once abundant in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California and Nevada. Their numbers plummeted in the last 50 years …

Oil and gas officials scramble after feds weigh new species protections | Fox News

By Rob Nikolewski | July 4, 2015 Oil and gas producers in one of the most active drilling areas in the country have had to make concessions to not disturb species such as the lesser prairie chicken and the dunes sagebrush lizard. Now industry officials in parts of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico may have four other species to contend with: make way for the Cascade Caverns salamander, the Arizona toad, the alligator snapping turtle and the Rio Grande cooter. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service …

Rare So Cal toad may hop onto endangered list – MyNewsLA.com

By Hillary Jackson | June 30, 2015 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday that the western spadefoot toad, an increasingly rare Southern California amphibian, may qualify for federal protection. The rarely seen, nocturnal 2-inch-long toad is known for a purr-like trill and its ability to burrow underground using the hardened spades on its hind feet. But even with its unusual adaptations, the western spadefoot has been no match for development, habitat reduction and the drought, and …

Eastern Cougar Declared Extinct, Removed From List Of U.S. Endangered Species

From www.inquisitr.com | June 18, 2015 Known as the “Ghost Cat” across North America, the Eastern Cougar has been rumored to hunt in various areas across the United States and Canada. Unfortunately, the Eastern Cougar been elusive to researchers since the 1930’s when the last photo of the cat was taken. Its similarity in looks to other cougars and pumas are thought to be the reasoning behind the sightings. However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has made the move to officially declare …

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