The frog is our friend; policymakers trying to protect it are not
Last week Plumas County realized its first tangible economic casualty directly related to the yellow-legged frog.
The popular Lost Sierra Endurance Run scheduled for early September was canceled. It’s canceled because the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship said it can’t afford to pay for a frog habitat impact analysis associated with the U.S. Forest Service’s special-use permit.
This is likely just the beginning of the economic collateral damage resulting from the frog being considered an endangered species.