"Saving Frogs, Toads in Sierras: Residents Ask at What Cost?"

"FRESNO, Calif. -- Mountain residents and the Fresno County sheriff are squaring off against a federal wildlife agency over frogs and toads -- an Endangered Species Act fight that spreads like wildfire along the Sierra Nevada."

"People are reacting to proposed protection for the dwindling amphibians, fearing it will "seal off" land to logging, grazing and hiking, and threaten use of foothill reservoirs. The economy will be devastated, they say.

Fish and Wildlife leaders say they are not proposing to shut down forests."

Mark Grossi reports for the Fresno Bee July 29, 2013.

Source: Fresno Bee, 07/30/2013