|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 11 Feb 2009 13:41:39 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] BIOTA, EXPANSION: Ft. Irwin (CA) and desert tortoise relocation|
Public input sought on relocating desert tortoises for military training
By DAVID DANELSKI Riverside Press-Enterprise (CA) February 7, 2009The federal government is asking for the public's help in deciding how best to relocate desert tortoises to make way for expansion of Fort Irwin Army training center near Barstow.
The effort to move the tortoises to new territory was suspended last fall when at least 90 of the 556 tortoises died after they were relocated. Most of those were killed by coyotes. Of those that survived, some returned to their home range on military property.
Now the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Fort Irwin National Training Center have announced a "scoping period" ending Feb. 18 to hear the public's suggestions on what issues should be addressed before tortoises are again moved from Fort Irwin expansion areas.
... For the entire article, see http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_S_tortoises08.414a947.html# -- 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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