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1 Carol Ramsay Washington State University

2 Awareness Search Bulletins Live No Findings

3 Must not “harm” endangered or threatened species or their habitat Illegal to kill, harm or collect endangered or threatened fish or wildlife Chinook (king) salmon Robert Millage, API

4 An endangered plant on private property belongs to the landowner Unless  landowner uses federal funds to develop private land (e.g., apply for a federal loan to build a poultry barn on the back forty). Wenatchee Mountain Checker- mallow Golden Paintbrush

5 Kill Harm - includes habitat modification that impairs behavioral patterns Harass – actions that create the likelihood of injury Wound, capture, trap, collect Prohibits “take” of a species

6 Pesticide labels direct applicators to consult a Bulletins Live web site Lists states, counties, active ingredients and any special restrictions Labels changed  Due to litigation  Through normal new registrations and registration reviews

7 Example Label Statement – on many labels This product may have effects on endangered species. When using this product, you must follow the measures contained in the Endangered Species Protection Bulletin for the area in which you are applying the product. To obtain Bulletins, consult or call no sooner than six months before using this product. You must use the Bulletin valid for the month and year in which you will apply the product.” 7

8 consult Bulletins Live Consult no sooner than six months before use Bulletin valid for the month and year in which product is applied 8

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11 Crying Wolf How many times will an applicator visit Bulletins Live and find nothing? How much effort should educators put into outreach in this area? Need sufficient time to put education in place after new bulletins activated

12 Crying Wolf Communication between EPA and Educators is inadequate Caveat – understand litigation put a HUGE wrinkle in timelines

13  Plant protections versus animal protections on private property  Washington Species of Concern  WSDA Natural Resources  Plant protections versus animal protections on private property  Washington Species of Concern  WSDA Natural Resources

14  National Water Quality Tracking Database  National Listing of Endangered and Threatened Species all  National Water Quality Tracking Database  National Listing of Endangered and Threatened Species all

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