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Tuesday, January 26 • 10:40am - 11:00am
The Proposed Rule To List The Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Sistrurus Catenatus as a Federally Threatened Species

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AUTHORS: Michael Redmer

ABSTRACT: The eastern massasauga rattlesnake Sistrurus catenatus (EMR) is a small North American pit viper with a broad distribution centered primarily in the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest region. Within its historic distribution in the United States, the EMR is listed as an endangered species in the nine states, special concern in one, and in Canada populations in western Ontario are considered threatened, and populations in eastern Canada are considered endangered. The EMR became a candidate for Federal listing as a federally threatened or endangered species in 1999. On September 30, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a proposed rule to list the EMR as a federally threatened species. I will provide background information used in developing the proposal.

Tuesday January 26, 2016 10:40am - 11:00am
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