FWS Announces Delay in Final ESA Listing Rule for Lesser Prairie Chicken

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) announced the delay of the effective date of a final rule it published on November 25, 2022, and corrected on December 2, 2022, listing two distinct population segments of the lesser prairie-chicken under the Endangered Species Act for FWS to finalize conservation tools and guidance documents. The final rule will now become effective on March 27, 2023.