Action timeline

June 16, 2004 – The Center and allies submitted a petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the Siskiyou Mountains and Scott Bar salamanders as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

July 19, 2004 – The Service responded that it had reviewed the petition but because of inadequate funds, it would not be able to address the petition at that time.

2005 – The Center and allies sued the Service for its failure to respond to the petition.

April 25, 2006 – The Service published a 90-day finding that the petition to list the salamanders did not present substantial information to indicate that listing may be warranted.

July 6, 2006 – The Center filed suit.

January 19, 2007 – The court determined that the Service's 90-day finding was arbitrary and capricious and ordered the Service to make a new finding.

March 29, 2007 – The Service announced that listing might be warranted and initiated a status review.

January 24, 2008 – The Service published a final rule announcing that listing the salamanders was not warranted.

March 12, 2018 – Due to plans for ramped-up logging on federal lands in southern Oregon, the Center and allies submitted another petition to the Service to list the Siskiyou Mountains salamander under the Endangered Species Act.

Siskiyou Mountains salamander photo © William Flaxington