FWS Releases Economic Analysis on designated critical habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl

FWS Releases Economic Analysis on designated critical habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl

On June 1, 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released the draft economic analysis for the critical habitat designation for the Northern Spotted Owl under the Endangered Species Act. This economic analysis accompanies revisions to the designated critical habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed on March 8, 2012. FWS has identified approximately 13,962,449 acres in various counties in California, Oregon, and Washington for critical habitat designation. FWS is considering excluding all private land from this designation and is requesting comment. FWS has certified that this rule will not have a significant economic analysis on a substantial number of small entities. 

Comments are now due by July 6, 2012.