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Officials celebrate protecting salamander

Published on October 16, 2015 under CommunityImpact

Officials from Williamson County, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the city of Georgetown gathered Oct. 14 to celebrate conservation efforts of the Georgetown salamander’s habitat, while also allowing for residential and commercial development. Federal, county and city officials praised the agencies’ cooperation to protect the salamander species. In August, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognized county and city efforts in Georgetown to protect water quality, and proposed a special rule that facilitates the continuation of conservation efforts for the Georgetown salamander. The rule enables development activities that my affect the threatened salamander to continue, as long as they comply with the city’s […]

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Source: Community Impact- Round Rock