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Threatened Species Status for Meltwater Lednian Stonefly and Western Glacier Stonefly With a Section 4(d) Rule (Final)
Nov. 25, 2019
USFWS determined threatened species status under the ESA, for the meltwater lednian stonefly (Lednia tumana) and the western glacier stonefly (Zapada glacier), both aquatic species from alpine streams and springs. Meltwater lednian stoneflies are found in Montana and Canada, and western glacier stoneflies are found in Montana and Wyoming. The effect of this regulation will be to add these species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. USFWS finalized a rule under the authority of section 4(d) of the Act that provides measures that are necessary and advisable to provide for the conservation of these species. We have also determined that designation of critical habitat for these species is not prudent. This rule becomes effective December 23, 2019. POC is Jodi Bush, Office Supervisor, USFWS, Montana Ecological Services Field Office, 585 Shepard Way, Suite 1, Helena, MT 59601, by tel: 406-449-5225. (Federal Register: 21 November 2019 [Rules and Regulations] Pages 64210-64227)
 

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