Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 21, 2013

Rim Fire Damage Threatens Endangered Animals

The LA Times reported on how the recent Rim Fire in the Sierra, including parts of Yosemite, impacted habitat for some of California’s  rarest animals including the great gray owl, the Sierra Nevada red fox and the Pacific fisher. Bears, Deer and many common animals are expected to recover, but the habitat damage and deaths from the fire put a number of endangered species at even greater risk.

Another problem is the salvaging of damaged tree which provide habitat for woodpeckers, who created holes that provide homes for other birds and small mammals. The at risk Black-backed woodpecker is already a candidate for California Endangered Species protections.

Read more at:  Rim fire puts a dent in High Sierra wildlife habitat –


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