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Judge rules for Fish and Wildlife Service in frog habitat case

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has ruled that U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials were within the law when they declared thousands of acres in Louisiana and Mississippi as “critical habitat” for the endangered dusky gopher frog. The case involved 1,544 acres in St. Tammany Parish and 5,000 acres in Mississippi named as critical habitat for the animal. Landowners had ...

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Bench trial to begin today over land for dusky gopher frog

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge is hearing arguments on the claim that federal wildlife officials made an illegal land grab by listing 1,500 acres of private land in Louisiana as critical habitat for an endangered burrowing frog. U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman scheduled a bench trial today for the challenge to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s designation ...

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Endangered frog getting boost from weather, new research

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — It’s been a good year in the wild and in the lab for one of the world’s most endangered species, the dusky gopher frog. The rainy spring brought a good hatch at two shallow, rain-fed ponds south of Saucier in the DeSoto National Forest. And new lab projects are underway at Mississippi State University to improve captive ...

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Feds designate critical habitat for Mississippi gopher frog

      The endangered Mississippi gopher frog has just been assured it’ll have some hopping-around room for some time to come. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating 6,477 acres in Mississippi and Louisiana as critical habitat for the endangered dusky gopher frog, commonly known as the Mississippi gopher frog, the agency said Monday. The designations are within ...

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