Designation of Critical Habitat for the Big Sandy Crayfish and the Guyandotte River Crayfish (Draft)
Jan. 28, 2020
The USFW proposes to designate critical habitat for the Big Sandy crayfish (Cambarus callainus) and the Guyandotte River crayfish (C. veteranus) under the ESA. In total, approximately 582 stream kilometers (skm) (362 stream miles (smi)) in Martin and Pike Counties, Kentucky; Buchanan, Dickenson, and Wise Counties, Virginia; and McDowell, Mingo, and Wayne Counties, West Virginia, are proposed as critical habitat for the Big Sandy crayfish. Approximately 135 skm (84 smi) in Logan and Wyoming Counties, West Virginia, are proposed as critical habitat for the Guyandotte River crayfish. USFWS will accept comments on the proposed rule that are received or postmarked on or before March 30, 2020. POC is Martin Miller, Chief, Endangered Species, USFWS, North Atlantic-Appalachian Regional Office, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA 01035; tele: 413-253-8615.(Federal Register; 28 January 2020 [Proposed Rule] pages 5072-5122).