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This article continues ICF’s series of quarterly updates about important endangered species actions by the federal government. Two agencies have authority to administer the Endangered Species Act (ESA): the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS or the Service) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). NMFS administers the ESA for marine species and anadromous fish (such as salmon), which spend part of their life in the ocean and part in fresh water. USFWS administers the ESA for all other species, including freshwater fish.
From June through October 2011, USFWS and NMFS took notable actions in many states, including proposals for listing species and critical habitat designation. The table in this article lists key endangered species decisions for this time period and provides links to the federal notices for more details. We summarize the highlights following the table.
Kailash Mozumder has 12 years of project experience and is an ecologist with technical expertise in wildlife biology, preserve management, and conservation planning. He is one of only 16 people in the state of California permitted to handle the federally endangered arroyo toad. Mr. Mozumder has managed numerous projects throughout the state of California where he has applied his skills and experience with conducting threatened and endangered species surveys, habitat assessments, impact assessments, permitting, developing resource management plans, wildlife and resource agency negotiations, habitat restoration, and preparing environmental documents for Endangered Species Act (ESA), California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance. In addition to his project work, Mr. Mozumder teaches courses both internally and externally on technical writing, CEQA, and environmental monitoring and compliance.
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