Reclassification of Stephens' Kangaroo Rat (Final)
Feb. 17, 2022
USFWS are reclassifying the Stephens' kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi) from endangered to threatened under the ESA. This action is based on our evaluation of the best available scientific and commercial information, which indicates that the species' status has improved such that it is not currently in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range, but that it is still likely to become so throughout all of its range in the foreseeable future. They also finalize a rule under section 4(d) of the Act that provides for the conservation of the Stephens' kangaroo rat. This rule is effective 21 March 2022. POC is Scott Sobiech, Field Supervisor, USFWS, Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office, 2177 Salk Avenue, Suite 250, Carlsbad, CA 92008; tel:760-431-9440.
(Federal Register 17 February 2022 [Rule] Pages 8967-8981).