Action timeline

November 14, 2000 – The Bureau of Land Management agreed to temporarily ban off-road vehicles from 48,000 acres of southeast California’s Algodones Dunes.

December 12, 2002 – The Center petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for protection of the Andrew’s dune scarab beetle under the Endangered Species Act.

December 1, 2005 – The Center went to court in response to the Bush administration’s failure to respond to our 2002 petition.

May 5, 2006 – The Fish and Wildlife Service denied the Center’s petition to list the Andrew’s dune scarab beetle under the Endangered Species Act.

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