< Endangered Habitats League Newsletter
Winter 2009 Vol 19 No1
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Commerce Dept. upholds Coastal Commission decision against toll road

On December 18, 2008, the Dept. of Commerce denied the Orange County toll road agency’s appeal of the California Coastal Commission’s decision against this road through San Onofre State Beach. This was momentous step toward saving the park and its wildlife.
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O’Neill Park in Orange County gains protection in legal settlement

EHL, the County of Orange, and the Rancho Mission Viejo Company reached agreement with the City of Rancho Santa Margarita to permanently protect the vast majority of parkland whose disputed ownership was the subject of litigation.
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EHL acts to protect ranch land in San Luis Obispo County from estate lot sprawl

In its first foray into the Central Coast, EHL has joined forces with San Luis Obispo-based North County Watch to save the pristine 14,000-acre Santa Margarita Ranch from development.
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Riverside County General Plan Update faltering

Erosion of rural, habitat, and agricultural land to sprawl threatens to undo the promise of the General Plan, adopted in 2003, to provide certainty for both open space and development.
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Poetry by Jess Morton


Watch for the flukes

That's our skipper's cry
and one, with held breath
we await the whale
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EHL in the News

EHL appeared in the news media with quotes on the Foothill toll road, litigation in San Luis Obispo, a legal settlement in Orange County, and on the role of climate change in habitat plans.
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