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Price to save Sierra sheep $26.7 million over 20 years

Postby ERIC » Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:34 am

Price to save Sierra sheep $26.7 million over 20 years

last updated: February 11, 2008 02:26:59 AM
Modesto Bee
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Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep range from Tuolumne to Tulare counties.

Critical habitat primarily forces federal agencies to consult with the Fish and Wildlife Service.

"We have determined that the designation of critical habitat for the Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep will not ... affect the economy in a material way," the agency's draft analysis states.

Nonetheless, officials still could modify the sheep's critical habitat based on public reaction. Two years ago, for instance, the Bush administration cut critical habitat for the California red-legged frog by 39 percent over concerns about the possible economic impact.

The administration subsequently was forced to reconsider the red-legged frog critical habitat reductions over allegations that the original decision was tainted by politics.

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