Designation of Critical Habitat for the Northern Mexican Gartersnake and Narrow-Headed Gartersnake (Draft)
Apr. 28, 2020
USFWS is revising the proposed designation of critical habitat for the northern Mexican gartersnake (Thamnophis eques megalops) and narrow-headed gartersnake (Thamnophis rufipunctatus) under the ESA. In total, approximately 27,784 acres (11,244 hectares) in La Paz, Mohave, Yavapai, Gila, Cochise, Santa Cruz, and Pima Counties in Arizona, and in Grant County in New Mexico, fall within the boundaries of the revised proposed critical habitat designation for the northern Mexican gartersnake; and 18,701 acres (7,568 hectares) in Greenlee, Graham, Apache, Yavapai, Gila, and Coconino Counties in Arizona, as well as in Grant, Hidalgo, and Catron Counties in New Mexico, fall within the boundaries of the revised proposed critical habitat designation for the narrow-headed gartersnake. USFWS requests comments from all interested parties on this revised proposed rule. USFWS will accept comments that are received or postmarked on or before 29 June 2020. POC is Jeff Humphry, Field Supervisor, USFWS, Arizona Ecological Services Field Office, Fish and Wildlife Office, 9828 North 31st Ave #C3, Phoenix, AZ 85051-2517; tel: 602-242-0210.
(Federal Register: 28 April 2020 [Proposed Rule] pages 23608-23668).