HABITAT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HABITAT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Advocates argue wildlife permits threaten Utah prairie dog http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58334332-78/prairie-dog-habitat-permits.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58334332-78/prairie-dog-habitat-permits.html.csp">Advocates argue wildlife permits threaten Utah prairie dog</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T18:22:45.422-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 06:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has illegally given permission to Garfield and Iron counties for potential development on wide swaths of Utah prairie dog habitat, which could kill thousands of the threatened, social mammals, Friends of Animals claims in a new lawsuit. The nonprofit, incorporated in New York, is asking a federal judge to overturn the so-called “incidental take permits” the agency issued to the counties in 2013 and 2014. As defined under the Endangered Species Act, “taking” ca...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58334332@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:22:45 MDT Letter: No such thing as multiple use http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319244-82/endangered-multiple-nature-plants.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319244-82/endangered-multiple-nature-plants.html.csp">Letter: No such thing as multiple use</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T16:33:02.56-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In his recent op-ed (“Why we didn’t list beardtongues as endangered plants,” Aug. 15), Michael Thabault attempts to justify the decision by his employer, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to withdraw its proposal to protect two rare flowers under the Endangered Species Act and to substitute it with a voluntary conservation agreement instead. Under this proposal, the Graham’s and White River beardtongues, also known as penstemon, will be subject to the same “surface-disturbing activities” that ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58319244@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:33:02 MDT