Where Are Toads in Newhall Ranch?

Daily News Editorial blasts U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to stop development for arroyo southwestern toads.
July 3, 2000, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Neither the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers nor the state Department of Fish and Game could find any of the federally-protected toads on the Newhall Ranch proposed development, yet the fact that the land is considered the toads' habitat "may be enough to declare some 12,000 Newhall acres federally protected toad habitat -- unavailable for human development." The Los Angeles Daily News Editorial admits that water, traffic, and environmental problems still remain, but blasts the Department of Fish and Wildlife for halting development to protect the nonexistent toads.

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Monday, July 3, 2000 in Los Angeles Daily News
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