Editorial – Wallowa.com Wallowa County Cheiftan, Enterprise, Oregon
Some members of the environmental industry seem to have run out of species to protect. The bald eagle, gray wolf and others have already been addressed. Now they’re down to slugs and snails and other not-so-major species such as pocket gophers and worms.
Consider the Sisk-iyou sideband snail. It is found in 223 spots in northwestern California and southwestern Oregon, yet the Center for Biological Diversity and four other environmental organizations believe it – and 28 other snails and slugs – should be protected under the Endangered Species Act.
The petitions are part of the environmental industry’s latest “bioblitz.” In the past four Read Entire Editorial ->