< Endangered Habitats League Newsletter
Winter 2007 Vol 17 No 1
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Success on the Palos Verdes Peninsula
With passage of Proposition 84, the last critical piece of habitat can be placed into the Palos Verdes Peninsula Natural Community Conservation Plan, and efforts shifted to reserve management. Though relatively small at about 1500 acres, it is Los Angeles County’s only NCCP and the culmination of 15 years of work.
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The La Posta Linkage to Baja California Under Threat
Cross-border linkages between the United States and Mexico are an international conservation priority. EHL is working to save the La Posta linkage in San Diego from ill-conceived development.
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EHL Calls for Fire Policy Reform
In the wake of the 2006 Esperanza fire in which five firefighters perished, EHL has called for a halt to the widespread practice of approving dispersed home sites in high fire hazard zones. Riverside County has formed a task force that will investigate this problem.
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UC Riverside Report Endorses Conservation Near Murrieta
The rapidly developing Temecula Valley in Riverside County has squeezed wildlife into small spaces increasingly difficult to protect. A report from the Center for Conservation Biology at UC Riverside says not to give up yet!
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Water District Tries to Gut San Diego County Planning
A tiny water district in northern San Diego County – the San Luis Rey Municipal Water District – is seeking to annex thousands of acres of land to fuel urban growth near Bonsall and Pala. EHL is opposing this land grab.
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EHL in the News
Media reports covered EHL’s initiative on fire safety and turned to EHL for comment on reserve assembly in Riverside and Orange Counties.
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