Thursday, April 29, 2010

Summary Judgment Brief Filed In Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow Critical Habitat Suit

On behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity, NRDC and others we recently filed for summary judgment in a suit seeking critical habitat protection for the highly imperiled Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow.  Although the Fish and Wildlife Service has long recognized that the particular habitat at issue – occupied habitat west of Shark River Slough in south Florida – is absolutely essential to the species’ survival and recovery, the agency inexplicably excluded the area in its most recent critical habitat decision.

The brief is attached.