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Threatened Status for Four Subspecies of Mazama Pocket Gopher

Abstract: We will finalize our proposal to list four subspecies of Mazama pocket gopher (Olympia, Tenino, Yelm, and Roy Prairie) as threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We will also make a final determination concerning a special rule to exempt take of the Mazama pocket gopher subspecies from limited activities on civilian airports, agricultural fields, and private landowner parcels under section 4(d) of the Act. We have determined that the Tacoma pocket gopher is extinct, and that the listing of three other subspecies of Mazama pocket gopher (Shelton, Cathlamet, and Olympic) is not warranted. These determinations fulfill our obligations under a settlement agreement. These are proposed regulations, and if finalized, the effect of these regulations will be to add these species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. Critical habitat is under RIN 1018-AZ37.
RIN: 1018-AZ17
Type: Rule Making
Legal Deadlines Source Judicial
Legal Deadlines Description
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119 Comments

  • Rick Walk's Comment (Director Community Developement/City of Lacey-WA)
    Public Submission
    Posted: 05/09/2013
    Submitter Name: Rick ...
  • THE IDEA IS TO PROTECT THE ANIMALS FROM THE BUSINESS THREATS, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. BO...
    Public Submission
    Posted: 09/04/2013
    Submitter Name: JEAN ...
  • Heather Burgess's Comment
    Public Submission
    Posted: 03/11/2014
    Submitter Name: Heather ...
  • Heather L. Burgess's Comment (This is a large submission with 75 attachments) a 2nd attach...
    Public Submission
    Posted: 05/09/2013
    Submitter Name: Heather ...
  • Adam P Novick's Comment (Master's degree candidate thesis)
    Public Submission
    Posted: 05/08/2013
    Submitter Name: Adam ...
  • See Attached
    Public Submission
    Posted: 02/21/2014
    Submitter Name: Philip ...
  • Jim Goldsmith's Comment
    Public Submission
    Posted: 05/08/2013
    Submitter Name: Jim ...
  • The proposed rule to include the Mazama Pocket Gopher in Thurston County, Washington as En...
    Public Submission
    Posted: 10/17/2013
    Submitter Name: Dan ...
  • Mark Clarkson's Comment
    Public Submission
    Posted: 05/08/2013
    Submitter Name: Mark ...
  • See attached file(s)
    Public Submission
    Posted: 10/21/2013
    Submitter Name: Heather ...
    Organization: Thurston County Chamber of Commerce