How wildlife vie for space on the coal fields of U.S. public lands, Part Two

Council for all wildlife

791px-Bobcat2 A bobcat in California.

This is Part Two of a comment sent to the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management.

By Sharon St Joan

To read Part One first, click here. 

 

Destruction of wildlife corridors and wilderness

Furthermore, these public lands being considered for new coal expansion are right on a wildlife corridor that runs up through the Grand Canyon, through the Kaibab forest, through Kane County, Utah, and farther north on up to Canada. This is a key wildlife corridor for the annual mule deer migration, along with the animals that travel with them – including cougars and coyotes.

The western U.S. is one of the last remaining unspoiled areas on our planet. Even though in recent years, it has been heavily impacted and many areas have been damaged, destroyed and overrun by human activity, there do still remain some of the…

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