Wins for Milkvetch, Mole Skinks and Bumblebee
Our work for the survival of rare and vanishing species saw wins in Colorado, Florida and Minnesota this week.
In Colorado the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed protection for a delicate, beautiful wildflower called the Chapin Mesa milkvetch, with 3,635 acres of critical habitat.
In Miami — where the Center filed suit in 2019 to compel protection for Florida Keys mole skinks — a judge last Wednesday ordered the Service to reconsider safeguarding this rare, pink-tailed lizard gravely threatened by sea-level rise.
And we reached an agreement with the city of Minnetonka, Minnesota, to protect endangered rusty patched bumblebees at Lone Lake Park, the site of a planned multi-use mountain-bike trail.