Proposed massive three-county, 1,370 square mile refuge for endangered bighorn sheep would require new land use restrictions.
As part of a settlement from a lawsuit by environmental groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designated 1,370 square miles from Jacumba (San Diego County), across the Jacinto Mountains (Riverside County), circling back to Anza-Borego Desert State Park in Imperial (San Diego county) as a wildlife refuge for endangered bighorn sheep. The plan will subject the land to new restrictions and halt development in growing cities, such as Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and La Quinta. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is scheduled to hold public hearings and report on the plan's economic impacts.
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