Talked Friday afternoon to the N**ational Forest Service supervisors head office for Region 5. **They are in charge of the entire state of California .
The **mountain yellow legged frog became an endangered species a few years ago**. It used to be all over the Sierras BUT** Fish and Game allowed foreign fish in the streams and these non local fish ate all the tadpoles **!!!!!
So **93% of the Sierras where the frog MAY HAVE LIVED has no frogs**.
The NEPA National Environmental Policy Act requires an analysis to be performed to see the impact of various activities (grooming) will have on an endangered species.
Then an EIA environmental Impact statement is made public for feedback and comment . This takes about a month and is typically performed in August -September for grooming
Fish and Game made an impact analysis for the mountain yellow legged frog and **did not mention any analysis performed for the Sequoia National Forest**.
An environmental group filed a complaint and litigated **all areas considered a suitable habitat must have a Impact Analysis and EIA performed**.
**Since the Sequoia National Forest has no Impact Analysis and EIA performed for the mountain yellow legged frog in the Sequoia Forest … no grooming can be performed per federal law.**
**Based on the necessary steps to get paperwork advising the impact of grooming will take over a MONTH AFTER the analysis is complete.**
**TODAY the NFS does not know if or WHEN FISH and GAME COMPLETED THE ANALYSIS FOR THE SEQUOIA FOREST**