Q. What is the status of debris removal being delayed by the discovery of an endangered frog?
A: Cal OES has released the following statement:
Every debris removal operation is unique and requires regular adjustments by state planning and operations teams. Due to requirements related to the protection of various endangered species and/or ecosystems, the Consolidated Debris Removal team is working alongside agencies including Cal Recycle, water boards, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and others to ensure Camp Fire debris removal operations for properties located within close proximity of a body of water pose no additional threat to these ecosystems.
As we await resolution on this matter, which is expected in the coming days, 141 debris removal crews continue to clear more than 100 properties each day - the team remains focused on the ultimate goal of conducting operations as safely and expeditiously as possible so survivors may return home.