2013/05/12 Critical Habitat Withdrawal in California

On April 25th, 2013 the US Fish and Wildlife Service release their proposed ruling to list the Sierra Nevada Yellow Legged Frog and the Northern Distinct Population Segment of the Mountain Yellow Legged Frog as endangered species.  In the same notice they advised they would be listing the Yosemite Toad as threatened.

Concurrent with the proposed listings the USFWS released a second notice listing the proposed critical habitat listings for these species.

See the Federal Register Postings Here

25 April 2013 SNMYLF Critical Habitat Designation

25 April 2013 SNYLF Endangered Status Notice

See the Summary Here

Fact Sheet MYLF May 2013

Review the WMA Assessment of Impact here.  We request your input, but this is our initial assessment on what we’ll fight for.

WMA Initial Assessment May 2013

Read the WMA Request for a Public Hearing

US Fish and Wildlife Service 15 May 2013_CL Signed

 

And If That’s Not Enough, Read the CBD Petition to list another 54 Species

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Review Maps By County Here (Click on map images for a larger size)

Overview Maps Including the Sierra Nevada Mountain Yellow Legged Frog, Units 1,2,3.  The Norther DPS of the Mountain Yellow Legged Frog, Units 4,5.  The Yosemite Toad, Units 1-16.  Each unit is shown under the respective county.  You can use the Initial Assessment above to cross reference acreage and impact.  Areas highlighted in Yellow are proposed critical habitat.  The overview maps are presented to allow you to more easily locate the specific section.  For details on the reasons and habitat download the Federal Register posting linked above as the “Critical Habitat.”

Unit 1 2 3 Overview Units 4 5 Overview

 

 

 

 

 

Yosemite Toad Overview Map

Units 1 to 16 Yosemite Toad Overview

 

 

 

 

 

Alpine County

 

2H Alpine

Alpine 1

 

 

 

 

2F and 2G Alpine

 

Alpine 2F, 2G

 

 

 

1 Alpine

 

Alpine 2H

 

 

 

2E El Dorado

 

El Dorado County

 

 

 

 

Fresno County

3D Fresno 3E Fresno 4A 4B Fresno 12 13 14 Fresno 14 15 16 Fresno

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madera County

3C Madera 9 10 Madera 11 Madera

 

 

 

 

 

Mariposa County

 

2N 3A Mariposa 7 8 Mariposa

 

 

 

 

 

Mono County

 

3B Mono 4 Mono

 

 

 

 

 

Nevada County

 

2D Nevada

 

 

 

 

 

Placer County

 

2D Placer

 

 

 

 

 

Plumas County

 

1A 1B 1C Plumas County 1D Plumas County 2A Plumas 2A_1 Plumas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sierra County

2B Sierra

 

 

 

 

 

Tulare County

4C 4D Tulare 5A 5B 5C Tulare

 

 

 

 

 

Tuolumne County

2 3 Tuolumne 2I Tuolumne 2K 2L Tuolumne 2M 2N Tuolumne 5 6 Tuolumne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find more information for your own research by downloading the data files

www.fws.gov/sacramento/es/Critical-Habitat/Data/es_critical-habitat_data.htm

Download the free GIS viewer (required to view the files) by going to this link:

www.esri.com/software/arcgis/explorer

Follow the procedures on the Arcgis explorer page for installing the software.  Once you’ve downloaded the data files (shape files) open them using the “add content” button on the top menu.  You can toggle the basemaps for the one you wish.  Best viewed using the USGS topo selection.

 

Information for Additional Research

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MYLF Die Off Vandenberg 15 May 2013

CBD Settlement agreement with USFWS 2011

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Endangered Species Act of 1973 amended 2002

Final Rule Critical Habitat Red Legged Frog

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National Park Service Non Native Trout Removal

Non Native Trout Article

Removal of troute results in increase in frogs – knapp 2007

 

 

 

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