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2008-10-29 00:00:12

Wildlands, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of Laguna Terrace East Conservation Bank in Sacramento County, California. The 200-acre Laguna Terrace East Conservation Bank will permanently preserve habitat for endangered and threatened vernal pool species and the state threatened Swainson's hawk. Conservation bank credits are available now to be purchased by the development community and public sector to fulfill obligations required under federal, state, and county regulations such...

2008-07-05 06:00:12

By Kim Martineau, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 5--NEW HAVEN -- -- A Yale scientist who recently rediscovered a rare type of fairy shrimp in a woodland pool is asking the state to put the tiny critter on its endangered species list. Eubranchipus holmani may never capture the popular imagination the way the imperiled polar bear or red panda have. But biologist Eric Lazo-Wasem hopes his petition will give this homely crustacean and the freshwater pools it calls home some protection....

2005-10-13 04:45:43

An article published in the latest issue of Conservation Biology finds that cattle grazing plays an important role in maintaining wetland habitat necessary for some endangered species. Removing cattle from grazing lands in the Central Valley of California could, inadvertently, degrade the vernal pool habitat of fairy shrimp and tiger salamanders. Cattle grazing influences the rates of evaporation which work together with climate to determine the depth and duration of wetland flooding. Cattle...


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