Designation of Critical Habitat for the Coastal Distinct Population Segment of the Pacific Marten (Draft)
Sep. 30, 2022
USFWS are reopening the comment period on our 25 October 2021 proposed rule to designate critical habitat for the coastal distinct population segment of Pacific marten (coastal marten) (Martes caurina), a mammal species from coastal California and Oregon, under the ESA. This action will allow all interested parties an additional opportunity to comment on the 25 October 2021, proposed rule, as well as the opportunity to comment on the additional areas they are considering for exclusion from critical habitat designation, potential changes to Unit 1, and on new habitat modeling efforts for the coastal marten, as explained in this document. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted as they are already incorporated into the public record and will be fully considered in the final rule. The comment period on the proposed rule that published 25 October 2021. POC is Tanya Sommer, Field Supervisor, Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office, 1655 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521; telephone 707-822-7201.