Sarracenia oreophila recov. plan notice--RETRANSMISSION

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This section is from the document '/ByDate/051194/051194/051194.76'.

Citation="59 FR 24468" Group="interior" Type="NOTICE"
SERVICE, INTERIOR" Subject="Notice of Availability of a Draft Revised
Recovery Plan for the Green Pitcher Plant for Review and Comment"
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Notice of Availability of a Draft Revised Recovery Plan for
the Green Pitcher Plant for Review and Comment

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of document availability and public comment period.

Notice of Availability of a Draft Revised Recovery Plan for
the Green Pitcher Plant for Review and Comment

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of document availability and public comment period.
SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces
the availability for public review of a draft revised recovery
plan for the green pitcher plant (Sarracenia oreophila). Populations
are known to occur in northeast Alabama (Cherokee, DeKalb, Etowah,
Jackson, and Marshall Counties), north Georgia (Towns County),
and southwest North Carolina (Clay County). A historical record
exists for Tennessee. Habitat for the green pitcher plant varies
somewhat with populations located in moist upland areas and
others along boggy, sandy stream edges. With the exception of
a few sites on State park land, populations occur on privately
owned lands. The Service solicits review and comment from the
public on this draft plan.

DATES: Comments on the draft recovery plan must be received
on or before July 1, 1994 to receive consideration by the Service.

ADDRESSES: Persons wishing to review a draft recovery plan may
obtain a copy by contacting the Jackson Field Office, U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, 6578 Dogwood View Parkway, Suite A, Jackson,
Mississippi 39213. Written comments and materials regarding
the plan should be addressed to the Field Supervisor at the
above address. Comments and materials received are available
on request for public inspection, by appointment, during normal
business hours at the above address.


Ms. Carry Norquist at the above address (601/965-4900).



Restoring endangered or threatened animals and plants to
the point where they are again secure, self-sustaining members
of their ecosystems is a primary goal of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service's endangered species program. To help guide the recovery
effort, the Service is working to prepare recovery plans for
most of the listed species native to the United States. Recovery
plans describe actions considered necessary for conservation
of the species, establish criteria for the recovery levels for
downlisting or delisting them, and estimate time and cost for
implementing the recovery measures needed.
The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended (16
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) requires the development of recovery plans
for listed species unless such a plan would not promote the
conservation of a particular species. Section 4(f) of the Act,
as amended in 1988, requires that a public notice and an opportunity
for public review and comment to provided during recovery plan
development. The Service will consider all information presented
during a public comment period prior to approval of each new
or revised recovery plan. The Service and other Federal agencies
will also take these comments into account in the course of
implementing approved recovery plans.
The species considered in this draft recovery plan is the
green pitcher plant (Sarracenia oreophila). This carnivorous
plant occurs in moist upland areas and along boggy, sandy stream
edges of northeastern Alabama, north Georgia, and southwest
North Carolina. The green pitcher plant was listed as endangered
in 1979 due to its limited distribution, and loss or decline
in populations due to agricultural conversion, increased rural
residential development, encroachment by woody plants due to
hydrological alterations and fire suppression, and commercial
and amateur collecting.
The objective of this proposed plan is to delist the green
pitcher plant. Delisting will be considered when a minimum of
18 viable populations, representing the diversity of habitats
and the geographic range of the species, are protected and managed
as necessary to ensure their continued existence. Actions needed
to reach this goal include: (1) Protecting, managing, and monitoring
populations, (2) surveying for new populations, (3) gathering
additional baseline and hydrological information, (4) studying
pollination biology and conducting genetic analyses of populations,
(5) monitoring transplant and reestablishment experiments, (6)
preserving genetic stock, and (7) continuing public education
This Plan is the second revision of the original and is being
submitted for technical and agency reviews. After consideration
of comments received during the review period, it will be submitted
for final approval.

Public Comments Solicited

The Service solicits written comments on the recovery plan
described. All comments received by the date specified above
will be considered prior to approval of the plan.


The authority for this action is Section 4(f) of the Endangered
Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1533(f).

Dated: April 28, 1994.

Robert Bowker,
Field Supervisor.

[FR Doc. 94-11462 Filed 5-10-94; 8:45 am]

The Contents entry for this article reads as follows:

Endangered and threatened species:
Recovery plans-
Green pitcher plant, 24468