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USFWS Lists Lesser Prairie Chicken as Threatened (March 27)

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PUBLICATION: Working Lands for Wildlife (from the Natural Resources Conservation Service)

 

FINAL DRAFT: LPC Range-wide Conservation Plan

Prepared by the LPC Interstate Working Group with assistance from the Ecosystem Management Research Institute. Additional comments may be sent to Jan Caulfield Consulting, 114 S. Franklin St., Suite 2013, Juneau, AK 99801, or janc@gci.net.

 

ALSO SEE: Frequently Asked Questions | USFWS Public Meeting ScheduleNotice in Federal Register

 

 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering a move to list the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened or  endangered species because of a population decline of more than 90 percent since settlement.

 

The FWS is now evaluating the status and threats to the lesser prairie chicken as part of the listing process. A court order resulted in developing a work plan that will lead to a proposed rule to be published in the Federal Register in September, 2012.

 

Within one year of that date, FWS will have to make a final decision whether the species warrants listing according to the Endangered Species Act. If so, FWS will determine whether to list it as threatened or endangered. If listed, land management decisions could be affected on over 100 million acres where the lesser prairie chicken currently is found.

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Radio Series

As heard on Agriculture Today (Kansas State University)

Oct. 2: Comment Period on Proposed Rule Extended 60 Days
Jon Ungerer, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Christian Hagen, science advisor, Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative

 
July 3: The Lesser Prairie Chicken in Kansas
Charlie Lee, K-State Research and Extension wildlife specialist

 
July 10: What Goes Into Listing the Lesser Prairie Chicken as Endangered?
Michelle Shaughnessy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 
July 17: Conservation Programs for Developing and Preserving Habitat
Michelle Shaughnessy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 
July 24: A Closer Look at the Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative
Jon Ungerer, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Christian Hagen, science advisor, Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative

 
July 31: Kansas' Progress in Recovery and Conservation of the Lesser Prairie Chicken
Jim Pittman, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism


August 7: The Conservation Reserve Program and Recovery of the Lesser Prairie Chicken
Rod Winkler, Farm Service Agency conservation specialist


August 14: The Role of Prescribed Burning in Enhancing LPC Habitat
Kansas Forest Service wildlife ecologist Michele Witecha

 
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