Park County caddisfly species eyed for endangered list

By Danny Ramey, The Flume
July 17, 2009

The Susan’s purse-making caddisfly, which is found in one part of Park County, is under consideration to be put on the federal list of threatened and endangered wildlife and plants, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on July 8.

The announcement came after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reviewed a petition submitted by The Xerces Society, Center Native Ecosystems, WildEarth Guardians, and Western Watersheds Project, and deemed that the petition provided enough evidence to consider adding the caddisfly to the list, said Patty Gelatt, acting Western Colorado supervisor for the Ecological Services branch of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.