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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Managers of an Eagle Point vernal pool habitat are practicing strategic grazing to balance the needs of grazing cattle and threatened fairy shrimp.

A conservation easement completed in March by the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy with landowner Wildland ensures the water quality and wildlife habitat will be protected in perpetuity. The conservancy is the permanent steward of the property.
The rare vernal pools, found only in Jackson County in Oregon, provide the life-support systems for two species protected by the Endangered Species Act, explained Diane Garcia, SOLC's executive director. That includes the large-flowered woolly meadowfoam, which is listed as endangered, and the fairy shrimp, federally listed as threatened, she said, adding that the rare plant is found only in Jackson County.

Read more at The Mail Tribune.

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