• Statewide Listing of California Tiger Salamander As A Federal Endangered Species Took Effect on September 3, 2004, Critical Habitat Proposed
  • October 7, 2004 | Author: Robert J. Uram
  • Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP - San Francisco Office
  • On September 3, 2004, the California tiger salamander (abystoma californiense) became protected throughout California under the Federal Endangered Species Act as a threatened species. Previously, the Federal Endangered Species Act had only protected the California tiger salamanders if they were found in either Sonoma County or in Santa Barbara County. Because of the extensive range of the California tiger salamander and its life history and habitat needs, this could be one of the most significant recent listings in terms of impact to the California economy.