Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
NMFS is charged with the recovery of Pacific salmon and steelhead species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Recovery means that listed species and their ecosystems are restored, and their future secured, so that the protections of the ESA are no longer necessary. The ESA specifies that recovery plans must include: (1) A description of management actions necessary to achieve the plan's goals for the conservation and survival of the species; (2) objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would result in the species being removed from the list; and (3) estimates of time and costs required to achieve the plan's goal and the intermediate steps towards that goal. Section 4(f) of the ESA, as amended in 1988, requires that public notice and an opportunity for public review and comment be provided during recovery plan development. NMFS is hereby soliciting relevant information on SCCC Steelhead DPS populations and their freshwater/marine habitats. In addition, NMFS is soliciting comment on the contents of the proposed recovery plan.
Persons wishing to review the Public Review Draft Plan can obtain an electronic copy (i.e., CD ROM) from Aimee Fairbanks by calling (562) 980-4013 or by emailing a request to
Public meetings are planned for Monday, October 29th at 2 p.m. at the Ludwick Community Center, 864 Santa Rosa, San Luis Obispo CA 93401 and Tuesday, October 30th at 2 p.m. at the Monterey Public Library, Community Room, 625 Pacific Street, Monterey CA 93940.
16 U.S.C. 1531