October 13, 1998 – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the San Jacinto Valley crownscale 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 the San Jacinto Valley crownscale.
July 1, 2002 – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California ordered the Service to reconsider its findings and to publish a ruling on critical habitat for the San Jacinto Valley crownscale.
October 6, 2004 — The Service published a proposal stating that 15,232 acres of California land were essential to the preservation of the San Jacinto Valley crownscale.
October 13, 2005 — The Service published a final rule designating no critical habitat for the San Jacinto Valley crownscale.
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