The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has initiated its periodic five-year status reviews of 15 endangered and 7 threatened species occurring across the southeastern United States. Public comments and information are being sought through October 31, 2016.
In Florida, the species under review are:
• Mammals: Choctawhatchee beach mouse, Key Largo woodrat
• Plants: Apalachicola rosemary, Gentian pinkroot, Crenulate lead-plant
Threatened plant species
• Godfrey’s butterwort, Garber’s spurge
The 5-year review seeks information on: (1) species biology, including population trends, distribution, abundance, demographics, and genetics; (2) habitat conditions, including amount, distribution, and suitability; (3) conservation measures that have been implemented; (4) threat status and trends; and, (5) any other new information, data, or corrections.
Please contact Susan Stephens if you would like more information about this periodic review.