“The Bureau of Land Management and the Army continue to downplay the impact of this project on the survival of the desert tortoise in the western Mojave recovery unit,” Anderson said. “Releasing the notice on a Friday afternoon, providing only a 15-day comment period in August, and not immediately notifying the interested public gives the perception that the Bureau and Army are not really interested in the public’s participation.”
When I was younger, desert tortoises were ubiquitous. Seeing them in the wild now is a rarity and treat. Don’t let the military drive our wildlife close to extinction.
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