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Threatened Species Status for the Wright's Marsh Thistle (Cirsium wrightii) with a 4(d) Rule and Designation of Critical Habitat (Draft)
Sep. 29, 2020
USFWS proposes to list the Wright's marsh thistle (Cirsium wrightii), a plant species from New Mexico, as a threatened species and designate critical habitat under the ESA. After a review of the best available scientific and commercial information, they find that listing the species is warranted. USFWS proposes to list the Wright's marsh thistle as a threatened species with a rule issued under section 4(d) of the Act ("4(d) rule"). If finalized it would add this species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Plants and extend the Act's protections to the species. USFWS also proposes to designate critical habitat for Wright's marsh thistle under the Act. The proposed critical habitat totals approximately 64.3 hectares (ha) (159 acres (ac)) in Chaves, Eddy, Guadalupe, Otero, and Socorro Counties, New Mexico. USFWS will accept comments received or postmarked on or before 30 November 2020. POC Shawn Sartorius, Field Supervisor, New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office, 2105 Osuna Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113; tel: 505-346-2525. (Federal Register: 29 September 2020 [Proposed Rule] pages 61460-61498)

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