Findings on a Petition To Delist the Distinct Population Segment of the Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo and a Petition To List the Population of Northwestern Moose (Draft)
Sep. 16, 2020
USFWS announces 12-month findings on a petition to remove the distinct population segment (DPS) of the western yellow-billed cuckoo from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife (i.e., to "delist" that DPS) and a petition to list a DPS of the U.S. population of northwestern moose under the ESA. After a thorough review of the best available scientific and commercial information, they find that it is not warranted at this time to delist the DPS of the western yellow-billed cuckoo. However, they ask the public to submit to us at any time any new information relevant to the status of the DPS of the western yellow-billed cuckoo or its habitat. They also find that the U.S. population of northwestern moose does not meet the criteria for discreteness as a DPS and the petitioned northwestern moose DPS is not a listable entity under the Act. POC is provided in the federal register posting.
(Federal Register: 16 September 2020 [Proposed Rule] 57816-57818)