Cartographers to Defend Criticized Map at Meeting
Makers of a map defining habitat for the endangered box turtle will meet to explain their map as well as the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act. Personnel from the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, will meet with elected officials and the public the Lakeville, Library at 7 p.m. on March 8 South Coast Today reported.
When released back in October, the map drew sharp criticism from local officials when it was learned that the map depicted a planned industrial park as home to the endangered turtle. The map reportedly also marks other areas that had been planned for development as endangered species habitats.