SHERIFF JOHN D’AGOSTINI: “I BELIEVE NOW IS THE TIME TO FIGHT…”

El Dorado County, CA Sheriff D’Agostini speaks to the Board of Supervisors about the Yellow-Legged Frog & Yosemite Toad.
June 17, 2013
Video Source: El Dorado County, CA Government Website streaming video

The Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frog and the Yosemite Toad are proposed to be protected by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agency as Endangered Species.

In El Dorado County, CA this impacts 83,191 acres in the Crystal Range area of the Sierra Nevada and other portions of the Eldorado National Forest, as well as private lands. Spanning 14 counties the proposal involves approximately two million acres.

Quotes from video:

“I believe now is the time to fight back. Last week I took a significant first step… in helping the public regain control of our local forest by beginning the process to revoke the State Peace Officer authority of the U.S. Forest Service as local law enforcement officers…

I stand ready to work with you on any strategy to help ensure the public’s right to public land, and will use any authority at my disposal to help ensure the needs of human beings take priority over bugs, birds, and frogs.”

-El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini

To make a comment on the proposal (Due by June 24, 2013): http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDe…

To read all docs on proposal: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FWS-R8-ES-2012-0074-0001

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