Arctic Grayling Does Not Warrant Protection Under Endangered Species Act Due to Collaborative Partnerships
Some good news from the Upper Mo.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today its finding that the Upper Missouri River Distinct Population Segment of the Arctic grayling does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. The Service reached this conclusion after analyzing the significant conservation efforts carried out by private landowners as well as federal and state agency partners to improve conditions for Arctic grayling in the Upper Missouri River basin. These efforts have helped bring the species to the point that it is not in danger of extinction now or in the foreseeable future, i.e., does not meet the definition of an endangered or threatened species under the ESA.
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