Agreement secures preservation of corridor for big cat crossings in Temecula

TEMECULA (CNS) - Conservation groups joined the city of Temecula and a developer Monday, Oct. 26 in signing an agreement that formally ends litigation over the preservation of a wildlife corridor for mountain lions on the west end of the city and ensures steps will be taken to protect it in the future. The Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, Mountain Lion Foundation and the Endangered Habitats League signed the accord with Ambient Communities LLC and Temecula after two years of legal challenges over the 270-acre Altair Development near Business Park Drive and Diaz Road. The agreement specifies that a 55-acre swath of land known as the "South Parcel'' will be set aside for the fast-disappearing Santa Ana mountain lions to traverse. "This agreement gives Santa Ana's imperiled mo
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