November 9th, 2011

“The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) today commenced the process to join federal litigation that challenges …the Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) adoption of a national policy that requires removing virtually all trees and shrubs on federal levees.”

Any time the DFG takes a legal stand it is significant, and in this case, their participation in this suit will hopefully ensure that essential riparian habitat for endangered species remains intact.  The Army Corps of Engineers’ new policy would be both economically costly and environmentally damaging.  We will continue following this ongoing lawsuit.

More information on this issue can be found HERE (DFG Seeks to Join Lawsuit to Protect Fish and Wildlife on Levees)