The Dixie Valley toad is an endemic species that lives only in the spring-fed Dixie Meadows area in central Nevada and nowhere else in the world. It is a central component of the ecosystem there, which is also of importance to local Native American tribes. A geothermal energy company has proposed building a facility at Dixie Meadows, tapping the aquifer that feeds the springs that create Dixie Meadows. Geothermal energy production is known to alter or completely dry up nearby springs, and if the springs at Dixie Meadows dried up, the toad would disappear completely, so we have petitioned to protect ...


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