Endangered Species Status for Prostrate Milkweed and Designation of Critical Habitat (Final)
Mar. 1, 2023
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are listing the prostrate milkweed (Asclepias prostrata), a plant species from Texas, as an endangered species and designating critical habitat under the ESA. They are designating approximately 661.0 acres (267.5 hectares) in Starr and Zapata Counties, Texas, as critical habitat for the prostrate milkweed under the Act. This rule adds this species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Plants and extends the Act's protections to the species and its designated critical habitat. This rule is effective 30 March 2023. POC is Chuck Ardizzone, Field Supervisor, Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office, 17629 El Camino Real Suite 211, Houston, TX 77058; tel 281-286-8282. (Federal Register 28 February 2023 [Rule] Pages 12572-12602)

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