Tag Archives | U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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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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Public meeting on habitat designation for frogs and toads

As the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service moves forward with plans to designate what they call critical habitat for frogs and toads in the Eastern Sierra high country, down below citizens fear that the bureaucratic plan will halt trout plants in some lakes and hurt recreation. The Inyo Board of Supervisors scheduled a special meeting […]

 
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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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