Good news on Snowy Plover habitat June 19, 2012Posted by Mike Lynes in Birding, Conservation. Tags: Center for Biological Diversity, critical habitat, endangered species, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Western Snowy Plover.
By Mike Lynes
This week the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service designated 24,527 acres along the Pacific Coast as critical habitat for endangered Western Snowy Plovers — an important step towards ensuring the species’ recovery and ultimate survival.
The FWS action ends several years of legal conflict over how much land would be designated as critical habitat for the plovers, and doubles the acreage initially proposed in 2005.
While the …Read more »