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Lesser-Prairie Chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) (Credit: USFWS)

Lesser prairie chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) (Credit: USFWS)

On July 9, 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a six month extension of the final determination on whether to list the lesser prairie chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) as a threatened species, and reopened the comment period for 30 days.

Comments will now be accepted until August 8, 2013, and may be submitted electronically (Docket Number: FWS-R2-ES-2012-0071, click on “Comment Now!” to submit your comment), or mailed to: Attn: FWS-R2-ES-2012-0071, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM, Arlington, VA 22203.

Sources: Federal Register (July 9, 2013).

Previous TWS Articles: Comment Period Open for ESA Listing of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken (May 9, 2013), Comment Period: Proposed Lesser Prairie Chicken Listing (December 13, 2012).

View the full article from The Wildlife Society's Wildlife Policy News
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