Habitat Disturbance

Projects requiring disturbance in known or potentially occupied suitable habitat for the unarmored threespine stickleback will require the following information to be included with the ESA Section 7(a)(2) Review Form for USFWS review and approval: detailed project design information; and an explanation of how impacts to unarmored threespine stickleback and its critical habitat will be minimized. This information will allow the Project Proponent and USFWS to determine if any additional conservation measures are necessary.

Not to exceed the self-imposed take limit of no more than two individuals injured or killed per local population annually.