< Endangered Habitats League Newsletter
Fall 2007 Vol 17 No 4
The Endangered Habitats League is dedicated to the protection of the diverse ecosystems of Southern California and to sensitive and sustainable land use for the benefit of all the region's inhabitants. The EHL Newsletter is published quarterly to chronicle our plans, activities, and successes.
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EHL sues to protect northern San Diego County from sprawl

On behalf of land development interests, the tiny San Luis Rey Municipal Water District is attempting to annex large portions of the North County. EHL filed suit against the environmental impact report (EIR) for the project.
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EHL helps improve fire clearing in Riverside County
Following a letter from EHL showing conflicts between Riverside County’s brush clearance regulations with the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan, that ordinance has been significantly improved while maintaining fire safety.
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Momentum gained in fight against toll road
Faced with a scathing staff report and negative public opinion, the sponsor of the Foothill toll road, the Orange County Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA), delayed a scheduled October hearing at the California Coastal Commission.
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Casino expansions stress San Diego backcountry
San Diego County is home to 18 Indian tribes, half of which operate casinos, generally in remote areas. Under state law, facility expansions trigger a negotiation between the tribe and local government to mitigate off-reservation impacts. In the North and East County, planned expansions pose serious challenges to this process.
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EHL in the News
EHL’s work in youth education was recognized, and we were quoted in news stories on global warming, the Foothill toll road, habitat restoration, fire management, and highway and development projects.
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The San Diego Foundation supports EHL projects
EHL gratefully acknowledges support from the Richard E. & Frances M. Woodard Fund, the Doris Florentine Fund, and the Land & Watershed Conservation Fund of the San Diego Foundation. 
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