Skip to comments.California salamander protection could affect farming
Posted on 03/03/2010 6:50:50 PM PST by NormsRevenge
SACRAMENTO State wildlife officials today ruled that the California tiger salamander deserves protection as a threatened species, subjecting landowners to more scrutiny if they want to build or farm in the amphibian's habitat.
The California Fish and Game Commission made the decision after finding roughly 400,000 acres of the amphibian's habitat is threatened by future development and the expansion of farming, mostly in the Central Valley. The tiger salamander lives in nearly half the state's counties, in a region that stretches from Yolo County north of Sacramento to Santa Barbara County.
"We have learned over the years, at our peril, that remoteness is no guarantee of conservation," commissioner Michael Sutton said. "What is remote today may well be suburban sprawl tomorrow."
The 3-2 vote came over the objections of the wine industry, business groups and homebuilders, which complained scientists were unable to show accurate population counts for the salamander and had exaggerated how much rural land might be developed in the future.
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More pie in the sky liberal worriers.
Who needs farms? We can get food from the gorcery store. /sarcasm
Do you think I'm creepy?
You really have got to give a great round of applause to the California tiger salamander on this issue! It has greater importance than the fruits and nuts who live there!!!! Just gotta love it!
Why can’t we farm the salamanders? Then we’ll always have an ample supply.
Here we go again: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2349049/posts
The insanity keeps going and going. When is this BS going to stop?
I didn’t buy a cuke this week at $1 because they have been .69 cents all year.
Screw the salamanders...they will find a way to survive!!
Because herding us is next to impossible and in large groups, we’re quite dangerous.
Few could survive a full-blown salamander stampede.
[and you can’t rope us ‘cuz we got no shoulders]....:-P
[yeah...we'll survive...we'll become man-eaters]
....every time I see a nutty California story I think “this is it....surely they can’t get any crazier out there”...and yet the next week an even bigger whopper comes along.
Put it right next to the Delta Smelt on the reasons to stick it to Agriculture in California. I’m ready to leave this F&*@ked up state !!!!
Nail in the coffin of the Central Valley. Those poor farmers.
Yessiree folks. And California wants $45 billion of your hard earned tax dollars to build a high-speed train.
Money that will be used to fund Democrat reelection campaigns instead of building a high-speed train. A train that will never be built because of constant lawsuits to protect Tiger Salamanders, One-Eyed Newts or Pocket Snakes.
Take your pick.
If it lives in nearly half of the states counties, how can it be endangered? Sounds like it is all over the place.
400,000 acres sound like a lot. It’s not. It is a box 25 miles on a side. California is a big state, these people are full of crap.
This where it’s supposed to be, now.
I confess to knowing diddly-squat else about them.
“The insanity keeps going and going. When is this BS going to stop?”
Perhaps when officials come up “missing”!
I think perhaps you meant your reply for Drill Thrawl.