Summary Judgment Brief Filed In Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow Critical Habitat Suit

On behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity, NRDC and others we recently filed for summary judgment in a suit seeking critical habitat protection for the highly imperiled Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow.  Although the Fish and Wildlife Service has long recognized that the particular habitat at issue – occupied habitat west of Shark River Slough in south Florida – is absolutely essential to the species’ survival and recovery, the agency inexplicably excluded the area in its most recent critical habitat decision.

The brief is attached.