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Press release is here and below.

Final rule from FWS Midwest Region wolf page

Salazar Announces Recovery of Gray Wolves in the Western Great Lakes, Removal from Threatened and Endangered Species List

States, tribes to assume management responsibility

12/21/2011

Contact: Adam Fetcher, (DOI) 202-208-6416
Georgia Parham, (FWS) 812-334-4261 x 1203
Laura Ragan, (FWS) 612-713-5157
 

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that gray wolf populations in the Great Lakes region have recovered and no longer require the protection of the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is publishing a final rule in the Federal Register removing wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, and in portions of adjoining states, from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife and plants.

From FWS Midwest wolf page

“Once again, the Endangered Species Act has proved to be an effective tool for bringing species back from the brink of extinction,” Secretary Salazar said. “Thanks to the work of our scientists, wildlife managers, and our state, tribal, and stakeholder partners, gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region are now fully recovered and healthy.”

The rule removing ESA protection for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes becomes effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.

“Gray wolves are thriving in the Great Lakes region, and their successful recovery is a testament to the hard work of the Service and our state and local partners,” said Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe. “We are confident state and tribal wildlife managers in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin will effectively manage healthy wolf populations now that federal protection is no longer needed.”

Wolves total more than 4,000 animals in the three core recovery states in the western Great Lakes area and have exceeded recovery goals. Minnesota’s population is estimated at 2,921 wolves, while an estimated 687 wolves live in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and another 782 in Wisconsin. Each state has developed a plan to manage wolves after federal protection is removed.

Wolf populations in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan will be monitored for at least five years to ensure the species continues to thrive. If it appears, at any time, that the gray wolf cannot sustain itself without the protections of the ESA, the Service can initiate the listing process, including emergency listing.

In the Service’s May 5, 2011, proposal to delist western Great Lakes wolves, the agency also proposed accepting recent taxonomic information that the gray wolf subspecies Canis lupus lycaon should be elevated to the full species Canis lycaon, and that the population of wolves in the Western Great Lakes is a mix of the two full species, Canis lupus and Canis lycaon. Based on substantial information received from scientists and others during the public comment period, the Service has re-evaluated that proposal, and the final rule considers all wolves in the Western Great Lakes DPS to be Canis lupus.

The Service also previously proposed delisting gray wolves in all or parts of 29 states in the eastern half of the United States. The Service continues to evaluate that portion of the May 5, 2011, proposal and will make a final separate determination at a later date.

Gray wolves were originally listed as subspecies or as regional populations of subspecies in the lower 48 states and Mexico under the ESA in 1973 and its predecessor statutes before that. In 1978, the Service reclassified the gray wolf as an endangered species across all of the lower 48 states and Mexico, except in Minnesota where the gray wolf was classified as threatened.

More information on the recovery of gray wolves in the Western Great Lakes can be found at www.fws.gov/midwest/wolf/

The ESA provides a critical safety net for America’s native fish, wildlife and plants. The Service works to actively engage conservation partners and the public in the search for improved and innovative ways to conserve and recover imperiled species.

To learn more about the Endangered Species Program, visit http://www.fws.gov/endangered/.

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FWS proposed listing and other rules, 2011

 Posted by on December 21, 2011
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http://www.eswr.com/docs/listing/proposedlistings.htm and below, as of Dec. 19.

Official Web page of the U S Fish and Wildlife Service

Federal Register Documents – Division of Policy and Directives Management
Quick Search:
2011 Federal Register Index
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants
Subtitle Text PDF
90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Western Glacier Stonefly as Endangered With Critical Habitat, 78601-78609
12/19/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R6-ES-2011-0102
Action: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.
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Designation of Critical Habitat for Lost River Sucker and Shortnose Sucker, 76337-76358 12/7/2011 RIN 1018-AX41 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2011-0097
Action: Proposed rule; reproposal.
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6-Month Extension of Final Determination for the Proposed Listing of the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard as Endangered, 75858-75859 
12/5/2011 RIN 1018-AV97 Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2010-0041
Action: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.
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Designation of Critical Habitat for the Southern Selkirk Mountains Population of Woodland Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou), 74018-74038
11/30/2011 RIN 1018-AX38 Docket ID: FWS-R1-ES-2011-0096
Action: Proposed rule.
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Listing and Designation of Critical Habitat for the Three Forks Springsnail and San Bernardino Springsnail, 71300-71306                                                                                        
11/17/2011 RIN 1018-AV84 Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2009-0083
Action: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.
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Termination of the Southern Sea Otter Translocation Program; Revised Draft Supplemental Environmental, 68393-68394
11/4/2011
RIN 1018-AX51 Docket ID: FWS-R8-FHC-2011-0046
Action: Proposed rule; notice of availability and reopening of public comment period.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List All Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) as Endangered, 67401   11/1/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R9-ES-2010-0086
Action: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review; correction, availability of supporting documents, and reopening of public comment period.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition to Delist the Coastal California Gnatcatcher as Threatened, 66255-60
10/26/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2011-0066
Action: Notice of 90-day petition finding.
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Designation of Critical Habitat for Lepidium papilliferum (Slickspot Peppergrass), 66250-66255
10/26/2011
RIN 1018-AX16 Docket ID: FWS-R1-ES-2010-0071
Action: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.
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Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions, 66370-66439
10/26/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R9-ES-2011-0061
Action: Notice of review.
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Delisting of the Plant Frankenia johnstonii (Johnston’s frankenia), 66018-66021  
10/25/2011 RIN 1018-AH53 Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2011-0084
Action: Proposed rule; notice of document availability.
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Designation of Revised Critical Habitat for the Tidewater Goby, 64996-65060
10/19/2011 RIN 1018-AX39 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2011-0085
Action: Proposed rule. NOTE: Large file – PDF is 7M
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List a Distinct Population Segment of the Red Tree Vole as Endangered or Threatened, 63720-63762
10/13/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R1-ES-2008-0086
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Northern Leatherside Chub as Endangered or Threatened, 63444-63478
10/12/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R6-ES-2011-0092
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Two South American Parrot Species, 63480-63508
10/12/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R9-ES-2011-0071
Action: 12-month finding.
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12-Month Petition Finding, Proposed Listing of Coqui Llanero as Endangered, and Designation of Critical Habitat for Coqui Llanero, 63420-63442
10/12/2011 RIN 1018-AX68 Docket ID: FWS-R4-ES-2009-0022
Action: Proposed rule; 12-month finding.
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Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Cumberland Darter, Rush Darter, Yellowcheek Darter, Chucky Madtom, and Laurel Dace, 63360-63418
10/12/2011 RIN 1018-AX76 Docket ID: FWS-R4-ES-2011-0074
Action: Proposed rule. NOTE: Large file – PDF is 7M
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12-Month Finding for a Petition To List the California Golden Trout as Endangered, 63094-63115
10/11/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2011-0089
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition and Proposed Rule To List the Yellow-Billed Parrot, 62740-62754
10/11/2011 RIN 1018-AY28 Docket ID: FWS-R9-ES-2011-0075
Action: Proposed rule; 12-month finding.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Amoreuxia gonzalezii, Astragalus hypoxylus, and Erigeron piscaticus as Endangered or Threatened, 62722-62740
10/11/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2011-0081
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Tehachapi Slender Salamander as Endangered or Threatened, 62900-62926
10/11/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2008-0087
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Black-footed Albatross as Endangered or Threatened, 62504-62565
10/7/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R1-ES-2007-0004
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Texas Fatmucket, Golden Orb, Smooth Pimpleback, Texas Pimpleback, and Texas Fawnsfoot as Threatened or Endangered, 62166-62212
10/6/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2011-0079
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Mohave Ground Squirrel as Endangered or Threatened, 62214-62258
10/6/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2010-0006
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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Partial 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List 404 Species in the Southeastern United States as Threatened or Endangered With Critical Habitat, 62260-62280
10/6/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R4-ES-2011-0091
Action: Notice of 90-day petition finding.
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Red-Crowned Parrot, 62016-62034
10/6/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R9-ES-2011-0082
Action: Notice of 12-month finding.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl as Threatened or Endangered With Critical Habitat, 61856-61894
10/5/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2011-0086
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Northern Leopard Frog in the Western United States as Threatened, 61896-61931
10/5/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2009-0030
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List 29 Mollusk Species as Threatened or Endangered With Critical Habitat, 61826-61853
10/5/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2011-0076
Action: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.
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Removal of the Gray Wolf in Wyoming From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Removal of the Wyoming Wolf Population’s Status as an Experimental Population, 61782-61823
10/5/2011 RIN 1018-AX94 Docket ID: FWS-R6-ES-2011-0039
Action: Proposed rule; notice of a public hearing.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Calopogon oklahomensis as Threatened or Endangered,
61307-61321
10/4/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R3-ES-2010-0034
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition to List the Amargosa River Population of the Mojave Fringe-Toed Lizard as an Endangered or Threatened Distinct Population Segment, 61321-61330
10/4/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2007-0023
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Lake Sammamish Kokanee Population of Oncorhynchus nerka as an Endangered or Threatened Distinct Population Segment, 61298-61307
10/4/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R1-ES-2008-0048
Action: Notice of a 12-month petition finding.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List 10 Subspecies of Great Basin Butterflies as Threatened or Endangered With Critical Habitat, 61532-61554
10/4/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2010-0097
Action: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.
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Endangered Status and Designation of Critical Habitat for Spikedace and Loach Minnow; Revised Proposed Rule, 61330-61339
10/4/2011 RIN 1018-AX17 Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2010-0072
Action: Proposed rule; revision and reopening of the comment period.
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Endangered Status for the Alabama Pearlshell, Round Ebonyshell, Southern Sandshell, Southern Kidneyshell, and Choctaw Bean, and Threatened Status for the Tapered Pigtoe, Narrow Pigtoe, and Fuzzy Pigtoe; With Critical Habitat, 61482-61529
10/4/2011 RIN 1018-AW92 Docket ID: FWS-R4-ES-2011-0050
Action: Proposed rule.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the American Eel as Threatened, 60431-60444          9/29/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R5-ES-2011-0067
Action: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.
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Revised Endangered Status, Revised Critical Habitat Designation, and Taxonomic Revision for Monardella linoides ssp. viminea, 59990-59996  
9/28/2011 RIN 1018-AX18 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2010-0076
Action: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Tamaulipan Agapema, Sphingicampa blanchardi (No Common Name), and Ursia furtiva (No Common Name) as Endangered or Threatened, 59623-59634
9/27/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2011-0078
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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Designation of Critical Habitat for Mississippi Gopher Frog, 59774-59802
9/27/2011 RIN 1018-AW89 Docket ID: FWS-R4-ES-2010-0024
Action: Revised proposed rule; availability of draft economic analysis; and reopening of comment period.
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Partial 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List 404 Species in the Southeastern United States as Endangered or Threatened With Critical Habitat, 59836-59862
9/27/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R4-ES-2011-0049
Action: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Van Rossem’s Gull-billed Tern as Endangered or Threatened, 58650-58680
9/21/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2010-0035

Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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Listing and Designation of Critical Habitat for the Chiricahua Leopard Frog, 58441-58455
9/21/2011 RIN 1018-AX12 Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2010-0085
Action: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.
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U.S. Captive-Bred Inter-subspecific Crossed or Generic Tigers, 58455  
9/21/2011 RIN 1018-AW81 Docket ID: FWS-R9-IA-2011-0027
Action: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.
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Revising the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife for the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) in the Eastern United States, 57943-57944                                                                                         9/19/2011 RIN 1018-AX57 Docket ID: FWS-R3-ES-2011-0029
Action: Proposed rule; supplementary materials.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List 42 Great Basin and Mojave Desert Springsnails as Threatened or Endangered With Critical Habitat, 56608-56630  
9/13/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2011-0001
Action: Notice of 90-day petition finding and initiation of status reviews.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Franklin’s Bumble Bee as Endangered, 56381-56391  
9/13/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R1-ES-2011-0065
Action: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.
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12-Month Petition Finding and Proposed Listing of Arctostaphylos franciscana as Endangered (Franciscan manzanita), 55623-55638  
9/8/2011 RIN 1018-AX89 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2010-0049
Action: Proposed rule; 12-month finding.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Snowy Plover and Reclassify the Wintering Population of Piping Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)(Charadrius melodus), 55638-55641
9/8/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R4-ES-2011-0059 Action: Notice of 90-day petition finding.
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12-Month Finding on Five Petitions To List Seven Species of Hawaiian Yellow-faced Bees as Endangered, 55170-55203
9/6/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R1-ES-2010-0012
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List All Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) as Endangered, 54423-54425 9/1/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R9-ES-2010-0086
Action: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.
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Revising the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife for the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) in the Eastern United States, 53379-53381
8/26/2011 RIN 1018-AX57 Docket ID: FWS-R3-ES-2011-0029
Action: Proposed rule; correction and reopening of comment period.
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Termination of the Southern Sea Otter Translocation Program, 53381-53396  
8/26/2011 RIN 1018-AX51 Docket ID: FWS-R8-FHC-2011-0046
Action: Proposed rule; notice of availability.
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Designation of Critical Habitat for Astragalus lentiginosus var. coachellae, 53224-53254  
8/25/2011 RIN 1018-AX40 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2011-0064
Action: Proposed rule.
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U.S. Captive-Bred Inter-Subspecific Crossed or Generic Tigers, 52297-52301  
8/22/2011 RIN 1018-AW81 Docket ID: FWS-R9-IA-2011-0027
Action: Proposed rule.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To Delist the Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle, 51929-51931
8/19/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2011-0063Action: Notice of 90-day petition finding and initiation of status review.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Leona’s Little Blue Butterfly as Endangered or Threatened (Philotiella leona), 50971-50979                                                                                 8/17/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2011-0055
Action: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.
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Designation of Revised Critical Habitat for Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, 50542-50629  
8/15/2011 RIN 1018-AX43 Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2011-0053
Action: Proposed rule. (Note: Large file size – PDF is 10 MB)
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Saltmarsh Topminnow as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act (Fundulus jenkinsi), 49412-49417  
8/10/2011 RIN 0648-XA144 Docket ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0205
Action: 90-day petition finding; request for comments, and initiation of a status review.
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Miami Blue Butterfly as Endangered, and Proposed Listing of the Cassius Blue, Ceraunus Blue, and Nickerbean Blue Butterflies as Threatened Due to Similarity of Appearance to the Miami Blue Butterfly, 49408-49412  
8/10/2011 RIN 1018-AX83 Docket ID: FWS-R4-ES-2011-0043
Action: Proposed rule; request for public comments.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Nueces River and Plateau Shiners as Threatened or Endangered (Cyprinella lepida), 48777-48788  
8/9/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2010-0057Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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Four Foreign Parrot Species, 49202-49236  
8/9/2011 RIN 1018-AX50 Docket ID: FWS-R9-ES-2010-0099
Action: Proposed rule; 12-month finding.
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90-Day Finding and 12-Month Determination on a Petition To Revise Critical Habitat for the Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), 47133-47139  
8/4/2011 Docket ID:
Action: Notice of 90-day petition finding and notice of 12-month determination.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List Six Sand Dune Beetles as Endangered or Threatened, 47123-47133  
8/4/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2011-0041
Action: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status reviews.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Redrock Stonefly as Endangered or Threatened (Anacroneuria wipukupa), 46251-46266  
8/2/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2011-0047
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition to List the (Capnia lineata) and Idaho snowfly (Capnia zukeli) as Endangered, 46238-46251
8/2/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R1-ES-2011-0048                             
Action: Notice of 90-day petition finding.
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Designation of Critical Habitat for Nine Bexar County Invertebrates, 46234-46238                       8/2/2011 RIN 1018-AX11 Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2010-0091
Action: Proposed Rule; reopening of comment period.
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Listing 23 Species on Oahu as Endangered and Designating Critical Habitat for 124 Species, 46362-46594  
8/2/2011 RIN 1018-AV49 Docket ID: FWS-R1-ES-2010-0043
Action: Proposed rule. NOTE: Large file – PDF is 24M
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Proposed Endangered Status for the Chupadera Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis chupaderae) and Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat, 46218-46234  
8/2/2011 RIN 1018-AV86 Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2011-0042
Action: Proposed rule.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Gopher Tortoise as Threatened in the Eastern Portion of Its Range, 45130-45162  
7/27/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R4-ES-2009-0029
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding. NOTE: This document was published in the “Rules” section of the Federal Register.
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Designation of Critical Habitat for Ipomopsis polyantha (Pagosa skyrocket), Penstemon debilis (Parachute beardtongue), and Phacelia submutica (DeBeque phacelia), 45078-45128  
7/27/2011 RIN 1018-AX75 Docket ID: FWS-R6-ES-2011-0040
Action: Proposed rule. NOTE: Large file – PDF is 13M
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Frigid Ambersnail as Endangered (Catinella
gelida), 44566-44569
7/26/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R3-ES-2011-0025
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Giant Palouse Earthworm (Drilolerius americanus) as Threatened or Endangered, 44547-44564
7/26/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R1-ES-2010-0023
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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5-Year Status Reviews of Seven Listed Species, 44564-44566  
7/26/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R3-ES-2011-N107 / FWS-R9-ES-2011-0061
Action: Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information.
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Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of American Burying Beetle in Southwestern Missouri (Nicrophorus americanus, ABB), 43973-43980  
7/22/2011 RIN 1018-AX79 Docket ID: FWS-R3-ES-2011-0034
Action: Proposed rule.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Pinus albicaulis as Endangered or Threatened With Critical Habitat (whitebark pine), 42631-42654  
7/19/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R6-ES-2010-0047
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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12-Month Finding on Petition To List Grand Canyon Cave Pseudoscorpion, 42654-42658  
7/19/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2011-0044
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Bay Skipper as Threatened or Endangered (Euphyes bayensis), 40868-40871  
7/12/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R4-ES-2011-0012
Action: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.
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Designation of Critical Habitat for Lepidium papilliferum (Slickspot Peppergrass), 39807-39808  
7/7/2011 RIN 1018-AX16 Docket ID: FWS-R1-ES-2010-0071
Action: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.
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Removal of the Regulation That Excludes U.S. Captive-Bred Scimitar-Horned Oryx, Addax, and Dama Gazelle From Certain Prohibitions, 39804-39807
7/7/2011 RIN 1018-AX29 Docket ID: FWS-R9-IA-2010-0056
Action: Proposed rule.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List a Distinct Population Segment of the Fisher in Its United States Northern Rocky Mountain Range as Endangered or Threatened With Critical Habitat, 38504-38532  
6/30/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R6-ES-2010-0017
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Eastern Small-Footed Bat and the Northern Long-Eared Bat as Threatened or Endangered (Myotis leibii)(Myotis septentrionalis), 38095-38106  
6/29/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R5-ES-2011-0024
Action: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Castanea pumila (Ozark chinquapin), 37706-37716  
6/28/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R4-ES-2009-0020
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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Eskimo Curlew; Initiation of 5-Year Status Review, 36491-36493  
6/22/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R7-ES-2011-N086
Action: Initiation of 5-year status review and request for information.
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Proposed Rule To Establish a Manatee Refuge in Kings Bay, Citrus County, FL, 36493-36508
6/22/2011 RIN 1018-AX27 strong>Docket ID: FWS-R4-ES-2010-0079
Action: Proposed rule; availability of supplemental information.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Utah Population of the Gila Monster as an Endangered or a Threatened Distinct Population Segment (Heloderma suspectum), 36049-36053  
6/21/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R6-ES-2011-0036
Action: Notice of a 90-day petition finding.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To Reclassify the Utah Prairie Dog From Threatened to Endangered (Cynomys parvidens), 36053-36068
6/21/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R6-ES-2011-0037
Action: Notice of revised 90-day petition finding.
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Designation of Critical Habitat for the Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment of the California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense), 36068-36071
6/21/2011 RIN 1018-AW86 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2009-0044
Action: Proposed rule; revision and reopening of comment period.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Abronia ammophila, Agrostis rossiae, Astragalus proimanthus, Boechera (Arabis) pusilla, 33924-33965
6/9/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R6-ES-2011-0023
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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Revised Endangered Status, Revised Critical Habitat Designation, and Taxonomic Revision for Monardella linoides, 33880-33921
6/09/2011 RIN 1018-AX18 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2010-0076
Action: Proposed rule.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Striped Newt as Threatened (Notophthalmus
perstriatus), 32911-32929  
6/7/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R4-ES-2010-0007
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Golden-Winged Warbler as Endangered or Threatened (Vermivora chrysoptera), 31920-31926  
6/2/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R3-ES-2011-0028
Action: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition to Reclassify the Straight-Horned Markhor (Capra falconeri jerdoni), 31903-31906  
6/2/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R9-ES-2011-0003
Action: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.
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Revising the Special Rule for the Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens), 31906-31920  
6/2/2011 RIN 1018-AW02 Docket ID: FWS-R6-ES-2011-0030
Action: Proposed rule.
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Revised Critical Habitat for the Riverside Fairy Shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), 31686-31747  6/1/2011 RIN 1018-AX15 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2011-0013
Action: Proposed rule.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Puerto Rican Harlequin Butterfly as Endangered (Atlantea tulita), 31282-31294
5/31/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R4-ES-2010-0026
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Spot-Tailed Earless Lizard as Endangered or Threatened (Holbrookia lacerata), 30082-30087  
5/24/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2011-0017
Action: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.
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Revised Implementing Regulations for requirements To Publish Textual Descriptions of Boundaries of Critical Habitat, 28405-28413  
5/17/2011 RIN 1018-AX44 Docket ID: FWS-R9-ES-2010-0073
Action: Proposed rule.
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Listing of the Altamaha Spinymussel and Designation of Critical Habitat (Elliptio
spinosa), 27629-27632  
5/12/2011 RIN 1018-AV88 Docket ID: FWS-R4-ES-2008-0107                                    
Action: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period, notice of availability of draft economic analysis, and amended required determinations.
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Withdrawal of the Proposed Rule To List the Mountain Plover as Threatened (Charadrius montanus), 27756-27799                                                                                                                5/12/2011 RIN 1018-AX26 Docket ID: FWS-R6-ES-2010-0038
Action: Proposed rule; withdrawal.
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Designation of Critical Habitat for Lepidium papilliferum (Slickspot Peppergrass), 27184-27215  
5/10/2011 RIN 1018-AX16 Docket ID: FWS-R1-ES-2010-0071
Action: Proposed rule.
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Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) in the Eastern United States, Initiation of Status Reviews for the Gray Wolf and for the Eastern Wolf (Canis lycaon), 26086-26145  
5/5/2011 RIN 1018-AX57 Docket ID: FWS-R3-ES-2011-0029
Action: Proposed rule, initiation of status reviews.
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Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions for Foreign Species; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions, 25150-25176  
5/3/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R9-ES-2010-0053
Action: Notice of review.
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Designation of Critical Habitat for the Buena Vista Lake Shrew (Sorex ornatus relictus), 23781-23786
4/28/2011 RIN 1018-AW85 Docket ID: FWS-R8-S-2009-0062
Action: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition and Proposed Rule To Remove the Morelet’s Crocodile From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, 23650-23683                                          4/27/2011 RIN 1018-AV22 Docket ID: FWS-R9-ES-2010-0030
Action: Proposed rule.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Arapahoe Snowfly as Endangered or Threatened (Capnia arapahoe), 23256-23265  
4/26/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R6-ES-2011-0019
Action: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Smooth-Billed Ani as Threatened or Endangered (Crotophaga ani), 23265-23271  
4/26/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R4-ES-2011-0007
Action: Notice of 90-day petition finding.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Hermes Copper Butterfly as Endangered or Threatened (Hermelycaena [Lycaena] hermes), 20918-20939  
4/14/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2010-0031
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Prairie Chub as Threatened or Endangered (Macrhybopsis
australis), 20911-20918  
4/14/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2011-0018
Action: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List Spring Mountains Acastus Checkerspot Butterfly as Endangered (Chlosyne acastus robusta), 20613-20622
4/13/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2010-0077
Action: Notice of 90-day petition finding.
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Proposed Endangered Status for the Three Forks Springsnail and San Bernardino Springsnail, and Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat (Pyrgulopsis trivialis) (Pyrgulopsis bernardina), 20464-20488  
4/12/2011 RIN 1018-AV84 Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2009-0083
Action: Proposed rule.
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Endangered Status for Dunes Sagebrush Lizard (Sceloporus arenicolus), 19304-19305  
4/7/2011 RIN 1018-AV97 Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2010-0041
Action: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period and announcement of public hearings.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Bearmouth Mountainsnail, Byrne Resort Mountainsnail, and Meltwater Lednian Stonefly as Endangered or Threatened, 18684-18701  
4/5/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R6-ES-2011-0016
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Peary Caribou and Dolphin and Union Population of the Barren-Ground Caribou as Endangered or Threatened (Rangifer tarandus pearyi)(R. t.
groenlandicus x pearyi), 18701-18706  
4/5/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R9-ES-2010-0001
Action: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Spring Pygmy Sunfish as Endangered (Elassoma alabamae),18138-18143
4/1/2011
Docket ID: FWS-R4-ES-2010-0084
Action: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Berry Cave Salamander as Endangered (Gyrinophilus gulolineatus), 15919-15932  
3/22/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R4-ES-2010-0011
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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Proposed Listing of Nine Distinct Population Segments of Loggerhead Sea (Caretta caretta), 15932-15933
3/22/2011 Docket ID: NOAA – 100104003-1195-02
Action: Proposed rule; 6-month extension of the deadline for a final listing decision.
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Revised Critical Habitat for the Pacific Coast Population of the Western Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus), 16046-16165  
3/22/2011 RIN 1018-AX10 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2010-0070
Action: Proposed rule. (Note: Large file size – PDF is 16 MB)
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Listing and Designation of Critical Habitat for the Chiricahua Leopard Frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis), 14126-14207  
3/15/2011 RIN 1018-AX12 Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2010-0085
Action: Proposed rule.
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Withdrawal of Proposed Rule To List the Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard as Threatened (Phrynosoma mcallii), 14210-14268
3/15/2011 RIN 1018-AX07 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2010-0008
Action: Proposed rule; withdrawal.
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Initiation of Status Review for Longfin Smelt (Spirinchus thaleichthys), 13121-13122  
3/10/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2011-0008
Action: Initiation of status review and solicitation of new information.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Mt. Charleston Blue Butterfly as Endangered or Threatened – (Plebejus shasta charlestonensis), 12667-12683  
3/8/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2010-0028
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Texas Kangaroo Rat as Endangered or Threatened -(Dipodomys elator), 12683-12690  
3/8/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2011-0011
Action: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Unsilvered Fritillary Butterfly as Threatened or Endangered (Speyeria adiaste), 10310-10319  
2/24/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2010-0078Action: Notice of 90-day petition finding.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Wild Plains Bison or Each of Four Distinct Population Segments as Threatened (Bison bison bison), 10299-10310
2/24/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R6-ES-2010-0095
Action: Notice of 90-day petition finding.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Thorne’s Hairstreak Butterfly as Endangered, 9991-10003  
2/23/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2010-0016
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Solanum conocarpum (marron bacora) as Endangered, 9722-9733
2/22/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R4-ES-2010-0092
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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Designation of Critical Habitat for Nine Bexar County, Texas, Invertebrates, 9872-9937  
2/22/2011 RIN 1018-AX11 Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2010-0091
Action: Proposed rule. (Note: Large file size – PDF is 9 MB)
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Sand Verbena Moth as Endangered or Threatened (Copablepharon fuscum), 9309-9318  
2/17/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R1-ES-2010-0096
Action: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.
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Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for Roswell Springsnail, Koster’s Springsnail, Noel’s Amphipod, and Pecos Assiminea, 9297-9309  
2/17/2011 RIN 1018-AW50 Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2009-0014
Action: Proposed rule; revision and reopening of comment period.
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12-Month Finding on a Petition to List the Pacific Walrus as Endangered or Threatened (Odobenus rosmarus divergens), 7634-7679  
2/10/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R7-ES-2009-0051
Action: Notice of 12-month petition finding.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To Revise Critical Habitat for Vernal Pool Fairy Shrimp and Vernal Pool Tadpole Shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi)(Lepidurus packardi), 7528-7530
2/10/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2010-0093Action: Notice of 90-day petition finding to revise critical habitat.
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Reclassifying the Wood Bison (Bison bison athabascae), 6734-6754
2/8/2011 RIN 1018-AI83 Docket ID: FWS-R9-IA-2008-0123
Action: Proposed rule and notice of 12-month petition finding.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition To Delist or Reclassify From Endangered to Threatened Six California Species, 3069-3074  
1/19/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2011-0005
Action: Notice of 90-day petition findings and initiation of status reviews.
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Endangered Status for the Sheepnose and Spectaclecase Mussels (Cumberlandia
monodonta) (Plethobasus cyphyus), 3392-3420  
1/19/2011 RIN 1018-AV93 Docket ID: FWS-R3-ES-2010-0050
Action: Proposed rule.
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Designation of Critical Habitat for the Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment of the California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense), 2863-2871  
1/18/2011 RIN 1018-AW86 Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2009-0044
Action: Revised proposed rule; reopening of comment period.
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Designation of Critical Habitat for Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri), 2076-2080  
1/12/2011 RIN 1018-AW90 Docket ID: FWS-R3-ES-2010-0042
Action: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.
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90-Day Finding on a Petition to List the Red Knot subspecies Calidris canutus roselaari as Endangered, 304-311
1/4/2011 Docket ID: FWS-R7-ES-2010-0061
Action: Notice of 90-day petition finding.
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