Winter 2012 Vol 22 No 1
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Legal Victory Saves Lytle Creek Wash – for the Time Being
In October of 2011, in response to EHL litigation, a Superior Court judge ordered the City of Rialto to set aside its approval of massive floodplain development in some of the best remaining habitat for the endangered San Bernardino kangaroo rat (SBKR).
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Crucial gnatcatcher habitat conserved in San Diego
The Bridges Unit 7 property, acquired by the Endangered Habitats Conservancy in late 2011, helps complete a northern San Diego County core area for the California gnatcatcher.
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EHL works to protect birds and bats from wind turbines
Renewable wind energy is needed to combat global warming but causes significant mortality to birds and bats. EHL hopes to work with San Diego County on its new Wind Energy Ordinance.
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Warm Springs Ranch in Riverside County to become habitat preserve
With a complex transaction and exemplary support from local government, the iconic Warm Springs Ranch north of Murrieta will be conserved as part of the Riverside County Multiple Species Conservation Plan, or MSHCP.
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Beasts and Botany by Jess Morton

Shrike

It did not used to be news! Back in the 70’s, when I began birding, finding a loggerhead shrike was a cinch.
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EHL in the News
EHL was quoted in the media on endangered species issues in San Bernardino, on tribal land transfers and general plan litigation in San Diego, and on property acquisitions in Riverside.
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