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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Alameda County Quarries agree to limits...

Historic Conservation Agreement Signed for Bay Area Quarries

5/28/2009--Last week, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Alameda Creek Alliance announced a landmark agreement with a mining company to help protect species and habitat around two quarry projects -- the Apperson Ridge Quarry and the Sunol Valley Quarry -- in the Sunol area near California's San Francisco Bay. The agreement, signed last December, will dramatically change the Apperson Quarry project; protect and enhance more than 600 acres of habitat for endangered species like the California red-legged frog and steelhead trout; fund monitoring, reintroduction, and a much-needed habitat upgrade for tule elk; and address greenhouse gas emissions head on."The Apperson agreement is a model for cooperative conservation planning between environmental groups and private companies," said Peter Galvin, conservation director at the Center. "It's a good deal for wildlife and a boon for conservation and restoration projects in the area for the next half-century."Read more in the East Bay Express.

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