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8 07, 2016

Weekly Newsletter – 7/8/16

By | 2017-04-04T11:31:18+00:00 July 8th, 2016|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Issues IPAA submits comments on voluntary agreements. IPAA has submitted comments on the Obama Administration’s proposed changes to the Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances (CCAAs) policy – an important tool for conserving species and habitats.  While the proposed changes have [...]

6 05, 2016

Weekly Newsletter – 5/6/16

By | 2016-05-06T21:55:06+00:00 May 6th, 2016|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Issues Federal government pledges to restore 500K acres of lesser prairie chicken habitat. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) vowed last week to restore an additional 500,000 acres of lesser prairie chicken habitat across five states via a voluntary landowner [...]

29 04, 2016

Weekly Newsletter – 4/29/16

By | 2017-04-04T11:31:19+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , , , , , |

Issues U.S. decides against setting aside protected habitat for northern long-eared bat. Federal wildlife officials announced Monday that they would not set aside protected habitat for the caves inhabited by northern long-eared bats, explaining that doing so may draw the [...]

22 04, 2016

Weekly Newsletter – 4/22/16

By | 2017-04-04T11:31:19+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Issues Public comment open again for the burying beetle. This week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service posted in the Federal Register an invitation for public comment on incidental take permit applications for the American burying beetle “resulting from activities [...]

18 04, 2016

Critical Habitat and its Role in ESA Listings

By | 2017-04-04T11:31:10+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

What is Critical Habitat? Critical habitat refers to specific areas that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has determined to be essential for the conservation of threatened or endangered species. When used appropriately, it helps ensure that important areas [...]

12 02, 2016

Weekly Newsletter – 2/12/16

By | 2017-04-04T11:31:24+00:00 February 12th, 2016|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Issues IPAA talks ESA at Planning Conference. This week, the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) invited experts on the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to their 2016 Strategic Planning Conference. This included a panel on pollinators and a presentation by [...]

20 11, 2015

Weekly Newsletter – 11/20/15

By | 2017-04-04T11:31:26+00:00 November 20th, 2015|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , , , , , |

Issues IPAA submits comments on rusty patched bumble bee. This week, IPAA and the American Petroleum Institute (API) submitted joint comments on the rusty patched bumble bee.  As IPAA has noted before, in January 2013 the Xerces Society and partners [...]