Golfers and Garter Snakes to Share Sharp Park

The long-running dispute over Sharp Park (see previous entry), a golf course in Pacifica owned by the city of San Francisco that is home to the endangered San Francisco Garter Snake and California Red-legged Frog, was settled by a federal judge last week: U.S. District Judge Susan Illston dismissed environmental groups’ lawsuit after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined that golfers and wildlife could coexist. The course will be reconfigured and be subject to certain restrictions in order to accomodate the frogs and snakes.