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If you ain't a Gator, you should be! Alligators (and endangered crocs) are important indicator species atop their food chains, with sensitivity to pollution and pesticides akin to humans. See ESA blawg. Gator blood could be our pharmaceutical future, too. See ESA musing.

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KEVIN S. PETTITT helped found this blawg. A D.C.-based IT consultant specializing in Lotus Notes & Domino, he also maintains Lotus Guru blog.

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Another scrub jay HCP, this time, in Charlotte County, FL

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73 Fed. Reg. 42593 (Tuesaday, July 22, 2008)(DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR; Fish and Wildlife Service; Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit for Commercial Construction in Charlotte County, FL; Notice; request for comments.)

SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of an incidental take permit (ITP) and Habitat Conservation Plan
(HCP). Charlotte County (applicant) requests an ITP pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicant anticipates taking about 0.46 acre of foraging and sheltering habitat occupied by the threatened Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) (scrub-jay) incidental to lot preparation for the construction of a library and supporting infrastructure in Charlotte County, Florida (Project). The applicant’s Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) describes the mitigation and minimization measures proposed to address the effects.

KEITHINKING: Incremental impacts to the scrub jay continue, this time, for a library.  For more on these small scale HCPs and their potential effects on the scrub jay, visit ESA blawg (July 15, 2008) or search "scrub jay" in the search box on the right column.