Tuesday, April 13, 2021     Volume: 22, Issue: 6
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Santa Maria Sun / Opinion

Commentary

Nature, not humans, rules the Western snowy plover population

More than 25 years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) declared the Western snowy plover a threatened species and afforded “protections” that included nature establishing a sustained plover population of 400 adult birds on three Vandenberg Air Force Base beaches. Apparently the science didn’t support this conclusion then and still doesn’t. In doing this the U.S. FWS ignored populations o... [ Read More ]










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