Spring 2007 Vol 17 No 2
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Orange County Habitat Plan in Crisis

Because the federal government has not kept its commitments, a vital portion of the Orange County Central-Coastal NCCP was never protected and is now threatened by a proposed shooting range. EHL is acting to defend the reserve.

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Camp Pendleton – Military Mission Is a Conservation Mission

According to Major General Michael R. Lehnert, the commander of Marine Corps bases in Southern California, “A country worth defending is a country worth preserving.” This philosophy is being put into practice on Camp Pendleton and other bases.
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Toll Road Falls Behind Schedule

Reflecting the difficulties of federal and state permitting for this ill-conceived project, the proposed extension of the proposed Foothill toll road through San Onofre State Beach has fallen 2 years behind schedule. The toll road agency now hopes for approvals in 2010.
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Legendary San Diego Ranch Proposed for Development

Rancho Guejito, the best preserved, intact Mexican land grant in Southern California, and an unparalleled example of our historic landscape, has been proposed for massive development by its new owners. However, their call for annexation by the City of Escondido produced a public outcry.
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Beasts and Botany by Jess Morton
Yellowthroat
The morning was gloomy. Being in a dentist’s office in downtown Long Beach did not help matters. Little color – other than the fish swimming in the tanks meant to soothe patients’ frayed nerves.
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EHL in the News
Threats to Rancho Guejito dominated San Diego conservation news, and EHL was frequently quoted in the press. Progress in the Colton dunes was also reported.

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