Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Scoping Begins on Washington State's Aquatic Lands Habitat Conservation Plan

From the Fishnews Listserv digest
"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries have announced their intent to gather information to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement related to a permit application from the Washington Department of Natural Resources for the incidental take of species listed under the Endangered Species Act. The permit application would be associated with the Washington Department of Natural Resource's Aquatic Lands Habitat Conservation Plan. Scoping meetings are scheduled in Spokane, Ellensburg, Bellingham, Longview, and Seattle, WA. For more information, please read the Federal Register notice.

Send any comments to by December 8. In the subject line, please include Washington DNR Aquatics HCP EIS. For more information, contact John Stadler at (360) 753-9576."