Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of the California Condor in the Pacific Northwest (Draft)
Apr. 5, 2019
USFWS propose to establish a nonessential experimental population (NEP) of the California condor (Gymnogyps californianus) in the Pacific Northwest, under section 10(j) of the Endangered Species Act. Establishment of this NEP will facilitate reintroduction of California condors to the region and provide for allowable legal incidental taking of the California condor within a defined NEP area. The geographic boundaries of the NEP would include northern California, northwest Nevada, and Oregon. POC Jesse D'Elia, Pacific Regional Office, USFWS, Ecological Services, 911 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97232, tele: 503-231-6131. (Federal Register: 5 April 2019 [Proposed Rules] Pages 13587-13603).