Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis)

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Listing Status:   

General Information

The Pygmy Rabbit, Brachylagus idahoensis, is smallest species of rabbit in North American, and is one of only two rabbit species in North America to dig its own burrow. The Pygmy Rabbit differs significantly from species within either the Lepus or Sylvilagus genera and is generally considered to be within the monotypic genus Brachylagus.

  • States/US Territories in which the Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit, Columbia Basin DPS is known to or is believed to occur:  Washington
  • US Counties in which the Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit, Columbia Basin DPS is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
11/30/2001 Pacific Region (Region 1) U.S.A. (WA-Douglas, Grant, Lincoln, Adams, Benton Counties)

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
04/25/2007 72 FR 20557 20558 Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Act Enhancement of Survival Permits Developed in Accordance With a Template Safe Harbor Agreement for the Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit
03/05/2003 68 FR 10388 10409 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Rule to List the Columbia Basin Distinct Population Segment of the Pygmy Rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis) as Endangered
01/08/2008 73 FR 1312 1313 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Pygmy Rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis) as Threatened or Endangered
06/13/2002 67 FR 40657 40679 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Review of Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Recycled Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
01/23/2013 78 FR 4865 4866 NOA: Recovery Plan for the Columbia Basin Distinct Population Segment of the Pygmy Rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis)
09/07/2006 71 FR 52816 52818 Draft Template Safe Harbor Agreement, Draft Environmental Assessment, and Receipt of Applications for Enhancement of Survival Permits
05/20/2005 70 FR 29253 29265 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Pygmy Rabbit as Threatened or Endangered
09/07/2007 72 FR 51461 51462 Draft Recovery Plan for Columbia Basin Distinct Population Segment of the Pygmy Rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis)
06/29/2011 76 FR 38203 38204 Amendment to the Draft Recovery Plan for the Columbia Basin Distinct Population Segment of the Pygmy Rabbit; Notice of availability; request for comment
10/08/2008 73 FR 58975 58976 Receipt of an Application for an Enhancement of Survival Permit for the Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit
11/15/1994 59 FR 58982 59028 ETWP; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species.
02/07/2002 67 FR 5780 ETWP; Reopening of the Comment Period and Announcement of a Public Meeting for the Proposed Rule To List the Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit as Endangered
04/08/2010 75 FR 17947 17950 5-Year Status Reviews of 69 Species in Idaho, Washington, Hawaii, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
11/21/1991 56 FR 58804 58836 ETWP; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species; 56 FR 58804 58836
11/30/2001 66 FR 59734 59749 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Emergency Rule To List the Columbia Basin Distinct Population Segment of the Pygmy Rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis) as Endangered
09/30/2010 75 FR 60516 60561 12-Month Finding on a Petition to List the Pygmy Rabbit as Endangered or Threatened; Proposed Rule
07/17/2002 67 FR 46951 46951 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reopening of the Comment Period on the Proposed Listing of the Columbia Basin Distinct Population Segment of the Pygmy Rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis) as Endangered
11/30/2001 66 FR 59769 59771 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Rule To List the Columbia Basin Distinct Population Segment of the Pygmy Rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis) as Endangered

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
01/23/2013 Recovery Plan for the Columbia Basin Distinct Population Segment of the Pygmy Rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis) View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
01/23/2013 78 FR 4865 4866 NOA: Recovery Plan for the Columbia Basin Distinct Population Segment of the Pygmy Rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis)
  • Notice Final Recovery Plan Availability
09/07/2007 72 FR 51461 51462 Draft Recovery Plan for Columbia Basin Distinct Population Segment of the Pygmy Rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis)
  • Notice Draft Recovery Plan Availability
06/29/2011 76 FR 38203 38204 Amendment to the Draft Recovery Plan for the Columbia Basin Distinct Population Segment of the Pygmy Rabbit; Notice of availability; request for comment
  • Notice Draft Recovery Plan Availability
04/08/2010 75 FR 17947 17950 5-Year Status Reviews of 69 Species in Idaho, Washington, Hawaii, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Five Year Review
Date Title
09/29/2010 Columbia Basin Distinct Population Segment of the Pygmy Rabbit, 5-Year Review Summary and Evaluation

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit.

» Conservation Plans

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) (learn more)
HCP Plan Summaries
Douglas County Multiple Species General Conservation Plan (Foster Creek Conservation District)
Safe Harbor Agreements (SHA): (learn more)
SHA Plan Summaries
Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit Template SHA

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

» Other Resources

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