Public Comment Period Opens On Tejon Ranch Plan for Threatened Species…Again

July 7, 2008 is the new deadline for receipt of comments by the US Fish & Wildlife Service regarding the content of an Environmental Impact Statement it will prepare about Tejon Ranch Company’s plans to protect 28 animal and six plant species as they build houses, hotels, commercial areas and industrial parks in the habitat of four federally listed endangered species (California condor, least Bell’s vireo, southwestern willow flycatcher, and Valley elderberry longhorn beetle) and one federal candidate species (Western yellow-billed cuckoo). TRC no longer seeks an "incidental take" permit for the California condor.

Send comments on the breadth of issues that should be analyzed-including alternatives to TRC’s ‘Tehachapi Uplands Multispecies Habitat Conservation Plan" to:

Mary Grim,
Section 10 Program Coordinator
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Svc.
2800 Cottage Way, W-2605,
Sacramento, CA 95825
or email:

A copy of the Federal Register is in the Community FYI Section (in the lower left column of the index page) and can be accessed here.

This is part of the June 06, 2008 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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