< Endangered Habitats League Newsletter
Vol 16 No 2 Spring 2006
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Prado Basin at the Crossroads

Lying behind the Prado Dam, south of the City of Chino, is a rich, low lying complex of wetlands, riparian habitat, and dairy lands. EHL is working to change a draft master plan that jeopardizes crucial federal lands in the basin.
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Riverside County Places Strict Limits on Off Highway Vehicles

Taking courageous action on March 28, 2006, the Board of Supervisors set much needed limits for OHV use on private parcels. They simultaneously initiated a process to appropriately site OHV parks that would be open to the public.
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TransNet Starts to Pay Dividends

In 2004, San Diego County narrowly passed TransNet, a sales tax to fund transportation projects. EHL played a leading role in ensuring that the measure will generate nearly $1 billion for wildlife habitat as mitigation. The first monies have been allocated.
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Toll Road Litigation Commenced

As anticipated, the Orange County Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA) adopted an alignment for extending the Foothill toll road that would devastate San Onofre State Beach. A coalition of groups, including EHL, immediately filed suit.
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Beasts and Botany of the Coastal Sage Scrub

Sunburst –– by Jess Morton
It’s the color of these tiny growths that grabs the eye. Makes one look closely to examine how these orange disks seem to pull their yellow frames away from the dead wood of the twig to which they cling. Clustered suns. Golden chalices. Lichens!
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EHL in the News

EHL authored an opinion piece about the western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) and was quoted about the Riverside OHV ordinance, the Foothill toll road, and regional transportation.
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