Tag Archives | Mountain Yellow-Legged frog

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Fear of frog habitat

by Charles James Kermit the Frog probably hasn’t caused as much excitement and dismay as the mountain yellow-legged frog has in recent months for local politicians and residents of Inyo and Mono Counties, but then Kermit has a better publicist. With thousands of acres of backcountry lakes being proposed as critical habitat for the Sierra-Nevada […]

 
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The cost of protection

Draft Economic Analysis Available on Proposed Critical Habitat for Three Sierra Amphibians  (press release) Sacramento – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) released a draft economic analysis of its proposal to designate 1,831,820 acres of critical habitat in California for the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, the northern distinct population segment of the mountain yellow-legged […]

 
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Questions on critical habitat

Questions still remain in the minds of some about U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ plan for critical habitat designations to protect some frogs and toads in the High Sierra. Will the plan eliminate trout-planting in high country lakes like South Lake and Rock Creek Lake? How would the loss of the amphibians impact other creatures? […]

 
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Local officials say federal action to save toads, frogs will jeopardize recreation

Eastern Sierra officials have called the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service move to designate critical habitat for frogs and toads a “premature” move that will “unduly harm our society, culture, and economy.” The last day to comment is today by 9pm, although public meetings will likely happen here later. Comment now at this website: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FWS-R8-ES-2012-0074 […]

 
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