November 2008 Archives

Wine production and salamander conservation don't often come together but due to the recent endangered species designation of the The California Tiger salamander, the international wine producer Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, now known as Jackson Family Wines, has developed two ponds specifically for salamander breeding on their Los Alamos property. The pond creation will allow the company to be excluded from critical habitat designation, presumably to enable the company to continue wine production on the property while coexisting with the salamander. The company Web site doesn't specifically mention the pond creation but does mention 700 acres of property set aside for the Tiger Salamander.