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Endangered frogs delay some debris removal in Paradise

Some debris removal has been delayed in Paradise due to fears of harming an endangered frog species.

Posted: May 10, 2019 10:08 AM
Updated: May 10, 2019 1:25 PM

PARADISE, Calif. - Debris removal has been delayed to some properties in Paradise due to fears of harming an endangered frog species. 

Cal OES and the Department of Fish and Wildlife identified potential threats to the ecosystem, which has caused some debris removal crews to hault the clearing of debris from around 800 properties in Paradise. 

Properties affected are within 100 feet of waterways will not be cleared until state agencies come to a resolution within the next couple of days, according to Cal OES. 

The frogs that are endangered are the California Red-Legged Frog and the Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog. The Department of Fish and Wildlife said that the debris removal process could harm the species. 

Cal OES said crews are still clearing 100 properties per day and that the environmental regulations are not delaying the progress. 

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