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  1. John Stewart
  2. California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  3. Friday, 20 January 2017

CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF PETITION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the provisions of Section 2073.3 of the Fish and Game Code, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission), on December 14, 2016, received a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity to list foothill yellow-legged frog (Rana boylii) as threatened under the California Endangered Species Act.

Foothill yellow-legged frogs inhabit partially shaded, rocky perennial streams and rivers at low to moderate elevations, across a range of vegetation types including chaparral, oak woodland, mixed coniferous forest, riparian sycamore and cottonwood forest, and wet meadows.

Pursuant to Section 2073 of the Fish and Game Code, on December 22, 2016, the Commission transmitted the petition to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Department) for review pursuant to Section 2073.5 of said code. It is anticipated that the Department’s evaluation and recommendation relating to the petition will be received by the Commission at its April 16-27, 2017 meeting in Van Nuys.

Interested parties may contact T.O. Smith, Wildlife Branch, Department of Fish and Wildlife, 1812 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95811 [530-225-2062 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.], for information on the petition or to submit information to the Department relating to the petitioned species. 

A copy of the petition is attached...

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A revised meeting agenda for the February 8-9, 2017 meeting of the Fish and Game Commission is available at:

http://www.fgc.ca.gov/meetings/2017/Feb/02080917agd.pdf

Day 1 of the meeting will include discussion of wildlife items while Day 2 will include marine items. Agency and administrative topics have been split between the two days.  

Please refer to the agenda for important meeting information and deadlines. 

NOTE:

A meeting agenda topic concerns the Flat-tailed horned lizard.  The Commission is expected to ratify the finding that listing as a California endangered or threatened species is not warranted.

  1. Ratify findings on the petition to list flat-tailed horned lizard (Phrynosoma mcallii) as an endangered species under CESA
    (Pursuant to Section 2075.5, Fish and Game Code) 

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