Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 17, 2022

California Commission Deadlocks on Protecting Western Joshua Trees as Threatened Species

Center for Biological Diversity News Release

California Commission Deadlocks on Protecting Western Joshua Trees as Threatened Species

Trees Remain Temporarily Protected At Least Until October Meeting

The California Fish and Game Commission deadlocked today on whether to give western Joshua trees permanent protection under the state’s Endangered Species Act, delaying a final decision until at least October.

The 2-2 vote means the species stays protected at least until the commission votes to either extend or end current state protections. Commissioners agreed to consider the listing decision at their October meeting and seek more input from Tribes in the meantime.
— Read on biologicaldiversity.org/w/news/press-releases/california-commission-deadlocks-on-protecting-western-joshua-trees-as-threatened-species-2022-06-16/


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