Endangered Status for the Island Marble Butterfly and Designation of Critical Habitat (Draft)
Apr. 18, 2018
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), proposes to list the island marble butterfly (Euchloe ausonides insulanus) as an endangered species and designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 812 acres (329 hectares) on the south end of San Juan Island, San Juan County, Washington, fall within the boundaries of the proposed critical habitat designation. The Service also announces the availability of a draft economic analysis (DEA) of the proposed designation of critical habitat for the island marble butterfly. Comments will be accepted until 11 June 2018. POC is Eric V. Rickerson, State Supervisor, Washington Fish and Wildlife Office, 510 Desmond Drive, Suite 102, Lacey, WA 98503; tel: 360-753-9440; or fax: 360-534-9331 (Federal Register; 12 April 2018 [Proposed Rules], pages 15900-15936).