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Feds: Protection Plan Won”t Impact Land Use

A federal plan to protect endangered plants and animals in the San Joaquin Valley will not affect most land uses.

During a public hearing in Merced yesterday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the plan to designate areas as critical habitat will help protect fairy shrimp and other endangered species native to wetlands areas.