Salmon Habitat 

The agreement on a timeline settles a legal dispute in Maine between the fisheries service and the Conservation Law Foundation and the Center for Biological Diversity. U.S. District Judge D. Brock Hornby signed off on the agreement yesterday.

The critical habitat designation under the Endangered Species Act would require additional review for developments requiring a federal permit or receiving federal funding.

For example, projects requiring a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit for wetlands alterations or pollution discharges covered by the Clean Water Act would be subject to an additional critical habitat review.