Every five years, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) staff review the state Endangered, Threatened and Species-in-need-of-conservation (SINC) lists. These lists were authorized by the Nongame and Endangered Species Conservation Act of 1975 and are in KDWPT Regulations 115-15-1 and 115-15-2.
The review process begins with a request for petitions to change listings, which was initiated last February. A seven-member Threatened and Endangered Species Task Committee, made up of members representing various disciplines, including staff from state and federal agencies and state universities, then determines if petitions merit full reviews.
For the current five-year review, three petitions with supporting evidence were submitted that the Task Committee determined warrant a full review. The committee will review a petition to move the Arkansas darter from the Threatened list to the SINC List; a petition to move the cylindrical papershell mussel from the SINC list to the Endangered Species List; and a petition to remove the Wabash pigtoe mussel from the SINC list.
The full review process must also include informational meetings and consultation with a panel of experts who complete a numerical evaluation and provide input regarding any information overlooked in the petition. A final recommendation will be provided to the KDWPT Secretary and Commission based on scientific merit. After a 90-day public comment period, the Commission will vote on listing changes at a Public Hearing.
Start Time: 1:00pm
Anticipated End Time: 3:00pm
The end time listed for this meeting is an approximate length of its likely duration for calendaring purposes only. For more information please contact the agency listed below.
The meeting will be held at the KDWPT Region 2 Office, basement conference room.
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