FWS Proposes to Revise 4(d) Rule for Streaked Horned Lark

The Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to “affirm the listing of” the streaked horned lark as threatened under the Endangered Species Act and revise the section 4(d) rule governing the treatment of the species. The new rule would expand the exception for incidental take for certain agricultural activities in Oregon and Washington and add an exception to the take prohibition for incidental take associated with habitat restoration activities that benefit the species. The agency is accepting comments on the proposal until June 14, 2021.