The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced today a proposed rule to list the rare Tiehm’s buckwheat wildflower as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
The managing director for an emerging lithium-boron producer, ioneer Ltd., said the company remains “confident that the science strongly supports the coexistence” of the mining operation and a rare desert wildflower called Tiehm’s buckwheat.
The Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to issue a 12-month finding of whether a decision for the protection for the Tiehm’s buckwheat is warranted by May 31.
The destruction of a significant amount of a native Nevada plant has drawn a war of words, a federal lawsuit and allegations of criminal activity by a lithium mining company.
The Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) has rescheduled two planned workshops regarding the status of Nevada’s rare Tiehm buckwheat species.