Bishop Chamber asks for your input in proposed FWS critical habitat designation


The endangered Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog. (Creative Commons)

The endangered Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog. (Creative Commons)

Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau

Dear Chamber Members and Friends -

You may have heard by now that the US Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to designate critical habitat for the yellow-legged frog, the Yosemite toad and the northern population segment of the mountain yellow-legged frog in California.

Inyo County areas proposed for the critical habitat designation would include Rock Creek Lake, Mt. Tom, the Bishop Creek Drainage (including South Lake), Coyote Flat, Big Pine Creek Drainage and Onion Valley.

Outdoor recreation such as fishing, camping, hiking and trail riding could certainly be affected by any such designation. Many businesses and the overall economy of the Eastern Sierra might be impacted.

We understand that the issues of species protection and critical habitat are complex, and the Bishop Area Chamber has not officially taken any position on the matter. We would however like to encourage all members, friends and concerned people to weigh-in on the matter. We truly believe that the only way to create the best public policy is to participate in the discussion!

Please follow the links below to learn more about the two proposed designations (one for critical habitat and the other as an endangered/threatened species).

Please take time to do this ASAP, as the deadline for public comment is Monday.

Click Here To Visit Inyo County Planning Department Webpage. You’ll see maps and related documents.

Click Here To Give Your Comment on the Proposed Critical Habitat Designation

Click Here To Give Your Comment on the Proposed Endangered/Threatened Species Designation

Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau | 690 North Main Street | Bishop | CA | 93514

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3 thoughts on “Bishop Chamber asks for your input in proposed FWS critical habitat designation

  1. Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a proposed rule to designate approximately 8,283 acres of streams in portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties as critical habitat for the federally endangered southern California population of mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa).

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