Spring 2012 Vol 22 No 2
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Sycuan Tribe becomes a partner in regional habitat plans
In a promising development, the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation in San Diego embraced the conservation approach of the Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP) as it annexed land into its reservation.
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EHL defends El Toro Conservation Area
EHL and its allies submitted comments on the environmental document prepared by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for its bid to take over the El Toro Conservation Area in Orange County.
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Lilac Ranch in Valley Center protected
In northern San Diego County, little of Valley Center’s original wildlife heritage has survived estate lot subdivision. Now, thanks to a TransNet Environmental Mitigation Program (EMP) acquisition, we can add Lilac Ranch to that list.
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San Jacinto River conservation finalized
A five-mile stretch of the San Jacinto River in western Riverside County will be protected and managed for the benefit of the endangered San Bernardino kangaroo rat (SBKR).
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Liberty Quarry defeated
Capping an 8-year battle, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors turned down a massive mining proposal near Temecula on a “cliffhanging” 3:2 vote on February 14, 2012.
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EHL in the News
EHL was quoted in the media on illegal grading on iconic Rancho Guejito,potential conservation planning in San Bernardino County, multiplespecies plan management, and proposed reductions in community input andenvironmental protection in San Diego County.
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Poetry by Jess Morton
Sunlight

There is sunlight
always,
and that is
the meaning.
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