Five-Year Reviews of Threatened and Endangered Species

Giant Garter Snake

State and Federally Threatened Giant Garter Snake (Thamnophis gigas)

large-flowered fiddleneck plant

State and Federally Endangered Large-Flowered Fiddleneck (Amsinckia grandiflora)

California tiger salamander adult

State and Federally Threatened California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense)

Tricolored black bird

State Candidate Tricolored Blackbird (Agelaius tricolor)

Swainson's Hawk

State Threatened Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)

Blennosperma nanum

State Rare Point Reyes Blennosperma (Blennosperma nanum var. robustum)

In 2018, funds were appropriated by the Legislature for CDFW to conduct five-year status reviews for species listed as endangered or threatened under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA) (Fish and G. Code § 2077, subd. (a)). The goal of each review is to determine if the conditions that led to the original listing of the species are still present.

Using the best scientific information available to CDFW, each five-year status review will include information on the following components pursuant to section 2072.3 and section 2077, subdivision (a), of the Fish and Game Code and section 670.1, subdivision (d), of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations: species’ population trend(s), range, distribution (including a detailed distribution map), abundance, life history, factors affecting the species’ ability to survive and reproduce, the degree and immediacy of threats, the impact of existing management efforts, the availability and sources of information, identified habitat essential for the continued existence of the species, and CDFW’s recommendations for future management activities and other recovery measures to conserve, protect, and enhance the species.

After completion, each of the five-year status reviews prepared by CDFW will be submitted to the link opens in new windowCalifornia Fish and Game Commission, and made available to the public. If the five-year status review contains a recommendation to add or remove a species from the list of endangered species or the list of threatened species, the Fish and Game Commission will consider the status review as a petition with a CDFW recommendation to accept and consider the petition (Fish and G. Code § 2077, subd. (e)).

Table of Upcoming Five-Year Status Reviews of Threatened (T) and Endangered (E) Species
CDFW will initiate Five-Year Status Reviews for these 15 species in 2019
Taxon
Common Name Scientific Name E/T
Plants
Baker's larkspur Delphinium bakeri E
Fishes
Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha E
Plants
Clara Hunt's milkvetch Astragalus claranus T
Fishes
Desert pupfish Cyprinodon macularius E
Mammals
Fresno kangaroo rat Dipodomys nitratoides exilis E
Plants
Kenwood Marsh checkerbloom Sidalcea oregana ssp. valida E
Plants
Milo Baker lupine Lupinus milo-bakeri T
Fishes
Owens pupfish Cyprinodon radiosus E
Fishes
Owens tui chub Siphatales bicolor snyderi E
Mammals
Riparian brush rabbit Sylvilagus bachmani riparius E
Amphibians
Santa Cruz long-toed salamander Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum E
Invertebrates
Shasta crayfish Pacifastacus fortis E
Plants
Slender-petaled thelypodium Thelypodium stenopetalum E
Plants
Ventura Marsh milkvetch Astragalus pycnostachyus var. lanosissimus E
Plants
White sedge Carex albida E

The list of species to be reviewed will be updated by the Department as changes arise. An updated list will be sent annually to all who have requested to receive notices on CESA-related information through the link opens in new windowFish and Game Commission’s electronic mailing list. To submit information to CDFW on any of the above species, contact program staff as follows: