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Surrogate Species Framework

This framework provides a way for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and State Fish and Wildlife Agencies to work together in the selection of species to serve as surrogates in landscape conservation design. This framework accomplishes a path forward on several important points: • It establishes a peer-to-peer relationship between the Service and the States • It respects the different authorities and responsibilities of States and the Service • It clarifies the decision-making roles of the States and the Service • It helps define the role of LCCs, not as decision bodies, but rather as forums providing significant additional capacity, information, and tools to assist States and the Service with approaches to landscape-scale conservation in their geographies.

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