ENDANGERED SPECIES: Calif. plant to keep protected status, FWS determines Jessica Estepa, E&E reporter Published: Friday, May 2, 2014 The Fish and Wildlife Service won't downlist a California plant protected under the Endangered Species Act. Please subscribe to E&ENews PM to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.