Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Obama Administration Wants to Dramatically Expand Protection For Bull Trout


The Obama administration wants to dramatically expand the amount of habitat deemed "critical" for the protection of federally listed Bull Trout in the Pacific Northwest. Bull Trout which are threatened throughout much of region are extremely sensitive to perturbations in habitat and the proposed changes would increase the amount of stream habitat protected as necessary for the survival of the species from 3,780 to 22,679 stream miles. Habitat protection for Bull Trout would also benefit other salmonid species.

See an article in the Oregonian:

http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2010/01/obama_adminstration_wants_more.html

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