U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Seeks Public Input on Proposal to Downlist Rare Fish

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) published notice of its intent to downlist the relict darter from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act because, according to FWS’ best available information, the rare fish is no longer in sufficient danger of extinction to warrant the highest level of protection. The FWS is accepting public comments on this proposed change through May 2, 2022.