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Clear-Cutting the Martens

Environmentalists sued the California Department of Fish and Wildlife on Thursday claiming the state’s “safe harbor agreement” will let a timber company clear-cut the habitat of the endangered Humboldt marten, a forest-dwelling carnivore whose numbers in the area have dwindled to below 200.

OAKLAND, Calif. – Environmentalists sued the California Department of Fish and Wildlife on Thursday claiming the state’s “safe harbor agreement” will let a timber company clear-cut the habitat of the endangered Humboldt marten, a forest-dwelling carnivore whose numbers in the area have dwindled to below 200.

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