Determination of Threatened Status for Wright's Marsh Thistle with a Section 4(d) Rule and Designation of Critical Habitat (Final)
Apr. 27, 2023
USFWS determine threatened species status under the ESA for the Wright's marsh thistle (Cirsium wrightii), a thistle species from New Mexico. They also designate critical habitat. In total, approximately 156.8 acres (63.4 hectares) in Chaves, Eddy, Guadalupe, Otero, and Socorro Counties, New Mexico, fall within the boundaries of the critical habitat designation. This rule adds the species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. They also finalize a rule under the authority of section 4(d) of the Act that provides measures that are necessary and advisable to provide for the conservation of this species. This rule is effective 25 May 2023. POC is Shawn Sartorius, Field Supervisor, New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office, 2105 Osuna Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113; tele 505–346–2525. (Federal Register 25 April 2023 [Rule] Pages 25208-25249) .