FWS Proposes to List Four Salamander Species in several Texas counties

The Fish and Wildlife Service, proposes to list the Austin blind salamander, Jollyville Plateau salamander, Georgetown salamander, and Salado salamander as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and propose to designate critical habitat for the species. FWS proposes to designate approximately 5,983 acres (2,440 hectares) as critical habitat for the four species. The proposed critical habitat is located in Travis, Williamson, and Bell Counties, Texas.

Comments are due October 22, 2012.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012