The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold four public hearings in
the Columbia Basin next month to receive public comments on its proposal
to list the Canada lynx as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
The proposal to list the lynx is part of a legal settlement between
USFWS and 15 non-governmental organizations.
USFWS says the reasons for the lynx’s decline include loss of habitat,
over-trapping, increased human access to suitable habitat and human-induced
changes in …