Salamander Debate May Be Just the Beginning
A U.S. Fish and Wildlife proposal to list four Central Texas salamanders as endangered species has provoked a fierce debate about development and how humans affect the natural world. But as KUT’s Mose Buchele reports for StateImpact Texas, this battle may just be a preview of things to come over the next few years in Texas.
In Central Texas, we no longer have bison, pronghorn antelope, red wolves or mountain lions. So I’m here supporting the listing of four finger-sized salamanders, none of which weighs more than a quarter. Why? Because that’s what we have left.