U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Lists Two Texas Salamanders As Threatened

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Lists Two Texas Salamanders As Threatened

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Lists Two Texas Salamanders As Threatened

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued your final rule (pdf) listing the Georgetown salamander (Eurycea naufragia) and also the Salado salamander (Eureycea chisholmensis) as threatened underneath the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service also issued a suggested special rule for that Georgetown salamander under section 4(d) from the ESA, which authorizes the take of protected species in a few instances.

The main threat towards the species is habitat degradation because of declining water quality and disturbance of surface spring sites. Based on the Service, urban development prevents the infiltration of surface water through soil, which alters the high temperature, pH, and alkalinity from the species’ habitat.

The suggested special rule (pdf) allows for take from the Georgetown salamander incidental to activities which are in line with conservation measures found in a town of Georgetown water quality ordinance. The ordinance seeks to lessen certain threats towards the species by requiring, amongst other things, geological assessments to recognize springs and streams on any development site, and also the establishment of non-disturbance and minimal-disturbance zones.

The Service need comments around the suggested special rule until April 25, 2014.

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    October 24, 2016 at 3:32 am
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