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Endangered species meeting in Bridgeport

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The range of the yellow-legged frog includes Douglas County.

A public meeting on proposals to list three endangered Sierra amphibians under the Endangered Species Act is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. Wednesday in Bridgeport.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has scheduled the January meeting on the potential listing of critical habitat for the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, the northern distinct population segment of the mountain yellow-legged frog, and the Yosemite toad.

The Bridgeport meeting will be held at the Mono County Courthouse and will be broadcast to the Mono County Board of Supervisors Meeting Room at the Sierra Center mall in Mammoth.

A second meeting is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. Jan. 13 in Fresno.

The mountain yellow-legged frogs range from Douglas County, south to San Diego.

The Yosemite toad ranges from the northern Mono County line, south across Yosemite, and into Inyo and Tulare counties.

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On April 25, 2013, the service proposed to list the two frogs as endangered species and the toad as a threatened species. At the same time, the service proposed to designate 1.8 million acres of critical habitat for the three amphibians in California; 97 percent of the proposed designation is on federal lands.

For more information visit http://www.fws.gov/cno.

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