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Feds Propose More Than 330,000 Acres of Critical Habitat for Black Pine Snakes


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Feds Propose More Than 330,000 Acres of Critical Habitat for Black Pine Snakes

JACKSON, Miss. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed to protect 338,100 acres of critical habitat in Mississippi and Alabama for black pine snakes, whose southeastern, longleaf pine forests have been reduced to less than 5 percent of their historic extent. The snake depends on these forests, which are being lost to agriculture and pine plantations, fire suppression and urbanization.

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