|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 24 May 2008 23:12:53 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] BIOTA: Edwards Air Force Base (CA) and the desert tortoise|
Desert tortoises get 'head start' to survival by Senior Airman Stacy Sanchez 95th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Air Force News May 14, 2008EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- As part of Edwards effort to increase the desert tortoise population, people from Environmental Management here established the Head Start Program.
The Head Start Program, started four years ago and located in the southern central portion of Edwards, is designed to bolster the population of younger age class tortoises to adult ages.
"The desert tortoise is officially listed as threatened under the federal endangered species act," said Mark Hagan, Environmental Management natural resource manager. "The decline in the population has been so drastic to the point of becoming endangered."
... For the entire story, see http://www.edwards.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123098659 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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