Federal Government Doubles Critical Habitat for Pacific Coast Western Snowy Plover

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Western Snowy Plover

Western Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus) photo courtesy USFWS

Newsflash July 17, 2012, Chalk up one good decision for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service!

Approximately 24,527 acres of coastal habitat in Washington, Oregon, and California has been designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as Critical Habitat for the Pacific Coast population of the Western Snowy Plover, a shorebird protected by the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). The designation more than doubles the 12,150 acres designated as Pacific Coast Western Snowy Plover Critical Habitat in 2005.

You can read the full story from the American Bird Conservancy website here. You can also see what we’ve been doing for the Snowy Plover here in California at WesternSnowyPlover.org

Larry Jordan

Larry Jordan

Larry Jordan is an avid birder and amateur photographer living on the Pacific Flyway near the Central Valley of Northern California. He is a board member of his local Audubon Society and is a bird and wildlife conservationist. Larry contributes to several wildlife conservation organizations and is a BirdLife International "Species Champion." He is also Habitat Manager for the Burrowing Owl Conservation Network, an organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Western Burrowing Owl population in the United States. Larry has been blogging about birds since September of 2007 at TheBirdersReport.com

Larry Jordan

Larry Jordan

Larry Jordan is an avid birder and amateur photographer living on the Pacific Flyway near the Central Valley of Northern California. He is a board member of his local Audubon Society and is a bird and wildlife conservationist. Larry contributes to several wildlife conservation organizations and is a BirdLife International "Species Champion." He is also Habitat Manager for the Burrowing Owl Conservation Network, an organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Western Burrowing Owl population in the United States. Larry has been blogging about birds since September of 2007 at TheBirdersReport.com

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