Journal archives for November 2017

November 10, 2017

Endangered Leatherback Turtle Washes Ashore in Seal Beach.

A critically endangered sea turtle washed ashore in Southern California, drawing the attention and concern of local residents.

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November 14, 2017

Why one of the biggest barriers to rebuilding Santa Rosa may be an endangered salamander (Video)

Among the endangered species is the California Tiger Salamander, an eight-inch long amphibian with yellow spots all over its body. If a development is expected to affect an endangered species or its habitat, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service requires an environmental remediation plan with specific mitigations.

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November 16, 2017

CDFW Seeks Information Related to Cascades Frog.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking information relevant to a proposal to list the Cascades Frog as an endangered or threatened species.

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November 21, 2017

Sparling Ranch Conservation Bank a win-win for ranchers, developers, wildlife.

During nighttime winter rains, small, brightly-colored amphibians called California tiger salamanders leave the protection of ground squirrel burrows to make the trek to stock-ponds that dot the landscape. There, they breed with their mates and keep company with another rare amphibian, the California red-legged frog. As their names suggest, both species are endemic to California, and both are protected under the Endangered Species Act.

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November 22, 2017

Cascades Frog Takes Another Leap Toward Listing under CESA.

On October 17, 2017, the California Fish and Game Commission (“Commission”) published notice of its preliminary positive finding on a petition to list the Cascades frog (Rana cascadae) as threatened or endangered under the California Endangered Species Act (“CESA”). The Cascades frog inhabits a variety of habitats—including large lakes, ponds, wet meadows and streams—at mid-to-high elevations from the Klamath-Trinity region, along the Cascades Range axis in the vicinity of Mt. Shasta, southward to the headwater tributaries of the Feather River.

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November 24, 2017

Letter to the editor: North Bay not facing amphibious assault.

California tiger salamanders in Sonoma County have lost more than 80 percent of their historic habitat to urbanization and face continued threats. Partly because of efforts of the organization I work for, the salamander was protected under the Endangered Species Act in 2003.

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November 29, 2017

San Clemente Island Got Your Goat?

Ten federally protected species of animals and plants live on the Island. Three of them have recently been downgraded. The Navy petitioned to have the San Clemente Island Night Lizard taken off the endangered species list in 2014 and it was de-listed that year. An estimated 21.3 million night lizards occupy the 21-mile-long island, one of the highest densities of any lizard on earth. Over half a foot long - compared with its two-inch cousins in the California desert - the lizard with bright stripes and mottled green scales spends its entire life within a few yards and bears its young live, as mammals do.

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