WHEREAS, the Bayou Boeuf watershed population of the threatened Louisiana pearlshell mussel is the most stable of the species’ two known habitats, and
WHEREAS, this population has shown a relatively consistent increase over the past several years, and
WHEREAS, a recent second rangewide survey now makes it possible to start developing trend data, and
WHEREAS, these factors make the time ripe to take management to the next level by updating thc Recovery Plan for this watershed.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the LWF urges the US Fish & Wildlife Service to apply for funds in 2007 to update the Recovery Plan for the Louisiana Pearlshell Mussel in the Bayou Boeuf watershed, including the development of numerical, stream specific data for delisting the species.
Adopted by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation in convention assembled, 4 March 2007, in Gonzales, Louisiana.