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Biological Archive

Letters, comments and document regarding the Peirson's Milk-vetch and other biological issues in the ISDRA. Documents are in chronological order from oldest to newest.

Biological Files

Federal Register listing of Peirson's Milk-vetch

  • Proposed rule to designate critical habitat for Peirson's Milk-vetch published August 5, 2003.

Federal Register notice delisting Peirson's Milk-vetch

  • Federal Register dated September 5, 2003 delisting the Peirson's Milk-vetch from the threatened/endangered list.

News release regarding delisting Peirson's Milk-vetch

  • News release dated September 5, 2003 from US Fish & Wildlife regarding petition to remove PMV from Endangered Species List.

Peirson's Milk-vetch 90-day response FAQs

  • Frequently Asked Questions about the 90-day response to the petition to delist Peirson's Milk-vetch dated September 5, 2003.

Economic Analysis draft March 2004

  • Draft economic analysis prepared by Industrial Economics, Inc. Document dated March 26, 2004.

FAQ about final designation of critical habitat for PMV

  • Frequently Asked Questions about the final designation of critical habitat for Peirson's Milk-vetch. Document dated August 3, 2004.

FAQ about proposed designation of critical habitat for PMV

  • Frequently Asked Questions about the proposed designation of critical habitat for Peirson's Milk-vetch. Document dated August 4, 2004.

Federal Register August 4, 2004 designating critical habitat

  • Federal Register dated August 4, 2004 designating critical habitat for Peirson's Milk-vetch.

News release declaring critical habitat for Peirson's Milk-vetch

  • News release dated August 4, 2004 from the US Fish & Wildlife service designating 21,863 acres as critical habitat for the PMV.

Fish & Wildlife opposition to motion for summary judgment

  • US Fish & Wildlife filing dated August 5, 2005 opposing the Center for Biological Diversity's motion for a summary judgment.

North Baja Pipeline Expansion Project scoping summary

  • Scoping summary dated October 25, 2005 on the North Baja Pipeline Expansion Project.

Petition to delist Peirson's Milk-vetch

  • Petition filed by the ASA and other organizations to the Department of Interior requesting the removal of Peirson's Milk-vetch from the threatened and endangered species list. Document dated June 30, 2005.

Letter from David P. Hubbard regarding Fringe-toed Lizard

  • Letter from attorney David P. Hubbard to the US Department of Interior regarding a petition to list the Mojave Fringe-toed Lizard as threatened or endangered. Letter dated May 17, 2006.

Peirson's Milk-vetch final report 2006

  • Report on the seed bank and survival of the Peirson's Milk-vetch prepared by Arthur M. Phillips, III, Ph.D. and Debra J. Kennedy. Document dated June 2006.

Center for Biological Diversity proposed order July 2006

  • Proposed court order dated July 10, 2006 regarding the Center for Biological Diversity's lawsuit against the BLM and US Fish & Wildlife Service.

Federal Defendants' Remedy Brief

  • Brief filed July 10, 2006 in CBD's lawsuit against the BLM and USFWS.

Federal Exhibit A - Declaration of Jack Anthony Danna

  • Declaration by Jack Anthony Danna in the CBD lawsuit, filed July 10, 2006.

Federal Exhibit B - 2005 Peirson's Milk-vetch monitoring report

  • 2005 Peirson's Milk-vetch monitoring report filed July 10, 2006 in the CBD lawsuit.

Intervenors' proposed remedy

  • Memorandum addressing remedy issues from defendant-intervenors in CBD lawsuit. Filed July 10, 2006.

Plaintiffs' Brief Regarding Remedy July 2006

  • Brief filed July 10, 2006 in CBD's lawsuit against the BLM and USFWS.

Article by Arthur M. Phillips, III, Ph.D. regarding PMV

  • Article about Peirson's Milk-vetch written by biologist Arthur M. Phillips, III, Ph.D. Document dated September 7, 2006.

McClure final response

  • Letter to ASA BOD from McClure Consulting LLC regarding final response to the Peirson's Milk-vetch listing. Letter dated September 21, 2007.

ASA comment letter on Peirson's Milk-vetch

  • ASA comments on proposed critical habitat designation for Peirson's Milk-vetch. Document dated September 25, 2007.

Peirson's Milk-vetch court decision August 2010

  • Court decision filed August 5, 2010 on the listing of the Peirson's Milk-vetch as threatened. CBD's motion for summary judgment was denied.

Dr. Phillips' Qualifications

  • Biographical information on biologist Arthur M. Phillips, III, Ph.D.

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