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Study shows cattle and toads can co-exist in the Sierra

Issue Date: April 13, 2011
By Kate Campbell

Results from a just-concluded, five-year study show no direct correlation between cattle use and the presence of toads in high Sierra meadows during any portion of the grazing season. Farm and ranch organizations say they hope the results will encourage federal land managers to reopen parts of grazing allotments that have been closed as a result of a decline in Yosemite toad populations throughout the Sierra Nevada.

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