Action Alert: Endangered Species Deserve More Time and More Protections on the Mendocino Coast
Take Action: Federal and state agencies are accepting public comment on a proposal from the Mendocino Redwood Company for an Incidental Take Permit and associated Habitat Conservation Plan. Please take a moment to request that more time be allowed for public participation and review, as well as an increase in protections for endangered species.
In response to receipt of an application from the Mendocino Redwood Company, the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are considering the proposed action of issuing an 80-year incidental take permit for nine federally listed species and two currently unlisted species. The proposed permit would authorize “take” (harm and harassment) of individual members of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973. The permit is needed because “take” of species could occur during timber harvest, forest management, and related activities within 213,244 acres in western Mendocino County, CA.