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Markle Interests, LLC v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service

ELR Citation: ELR 20192
Nos. No. 13-234, (E.D. La., 08/22/2014) (Feldman, J.)

A district court upheld FWS' designation of 1,544 acres of a privately owned tree farm in Louisiana as critical habitat essential for the conservation of the dusky gopher frog, an endangered species. The frog, listed in 2001, is located only in Mississippi; it does not presently occupy the tree farm, where it was last sighted in the 1960s....

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