→ Proposal to remove Astragalus desereticus (Deseret milkvetch) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are proposing to remove Astragalus desereticus (Deseret milkvetch) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the 'best available scientific and commercial data' indicate' that this species' population is much greater than was known at the time of listing in 1999' and 'that threats to [Deseret milkvetch] identified at the time of listing in 1999 are not as significant as originally anticipated and are being adequately managed. Therefore, the species no longer meets the definition of an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.' This proposal 'also serves as the [required] 12-month finding on a petition to remove this species from the List.' The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are 'seeking information, data, and comments from the public on the proposed rule to remove the Astragalus desereticus from the List.'