At least that is what I think happened, but because of the government shutdown, I can’t confirm the details.
The Trump Administration has declined to extend federal protections for two plants native to the Mountain West.
Julie Reeves, plant and wildlife biologist with the service, said the plants didn’t make the cut because another federal agency, the Bureau of Land Management, prohibits energy development and other potentially damaging activities near their habitats.
“Those (threats) are not going to rise to the level of high magnitude that could affect the species because of protections put in place by the BLM,” she said.
A good idea for Forest Service plans regardless.