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Action timeline

October 13, 1998 – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed Munz’s onion as endangered.

November 15, 2001 – The Center and the California Native Plant society filed suit against the Service for its failure to designate critical habitat for eight plant species, including Munz’s onion.

June 4, 2004 – The Service proposed to designate 227 acres of critical habitat for Munz’s onion.

June 7, 2005 – The Service published a final rule designating 176 acres for Munz’s onion, almost a 25-percent cut.

August 28. 2007 – The Center filed a notice of intent to sue the Bush administration for wrongful Endangered Species Act decisions affecting 55 species, including the designation of insufficient critical habitat for Munz’s onion.

October 2, 2008  – The Center sued the Bush administration over six politically tainted Endangered Species Act  decisions, including the Munz’s onion’s insufficient critical habitat designation.

Photo by Ileene Anderson