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Why The Oregon Chub Is A De-Listing Candidate

Rollie White at U.S. Fish & Wildlife gives a recent history of the chub, and its population explosion.

Not every species that enters the endangered species list stays there for decades. 

The Oregon Chub, a tiny minnow.
Credit Oregon Fish & Wildlife

The bald eagle recovered enough to get de-listed, and so did several other animals.  But no fish ever came off the list… until now. 

The Oregon chub, native to the Willamette Valley, will be removed from the endangered species list. 

The federal Fish & Wildlife Service got help from its state counterpart and other agencies. 

You'll hear how well the little chub is faring now.    

How to comment on the de-listing proposal:

(1) Electronically:  Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal:  http://www.regulations.gov In the Search box, enter FWS–R1–ES–2014–0002, which is the docket number for this rulemaking.  Then, in the Search panel on the left side of the screen, under the Document Type heading, click on the Proposed Rules link to locate this document.  You may submit a comment by clicking on “Comment Now!”. Or, (2) by hard copy:  Submit by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to:  Public Comments Processing, Attn:  FWS–R1–ES–2014–0002; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042–PDM; Arlington, VA 22203.

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