Description: Complaint filed.
Center for Biological Diversity v. Bernhardt
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 07/10/2019 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Conservation Groups Sought Listing of Southern Mountain Caribou as Endangered or Threatened. Three conservation groups filed a lawsuit to compel the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to issue a final rule listing the Southern Mountain Caribou distinct population segment (DPS) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act and to make a final determination on the designation of critical habitat. The complaint alleged that the FWS had already found that the Southern Mountain Caribou faced significant threats, including destruction and curtailment of habitat due to logging, forest fires, insect outbreaks, human development, recreation, and climate change. The FWS proposed listing the DPS as threatened in 2014 and reopened the proposed rule for comments in 2015 and 2016.