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Wildlife officials: Bakersfield development threatens cactus
AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/6/08 | AP

Posted on 03/06/2008 1:15:59 PM PST by NormsRevenge

State wildlife officials have told city planners that an approved development slated to be built on Bakersfield's northeast bluffs threatens an endangered cactus.

The California Department of Fish and Game says a planned housing subdivision known as The Canyons would wipe out about 100 Bakersfield cactus plants, a species found only around the city.

The agency said the cactus could not recover from the loss.

If the project goes forward, the agency has threatened to void a 1994 agreement with the city allowing developers to destroy some endangered species in exchange for fees to conserve habitat elsewhere.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: bakersfield; cactus; development; threatens; wildlife

1 posted on 03/06/2008 1:15:59 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

*sigh*


2 posted on 03/06/2008 1:17:00 PM PST by null and void (I slept better when I thought our betters actually were better...)
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.. a planned housing subdivision known as The Canyons would wipe out about 100 Bakersfield cactus plants, a species found only around the city.


3 posted on 03/06/2008 1:17:14 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: null and void

We’d never survive as a a nation if we didn’t have the Bakersfield cactus poking us in the arse, yaknow. ;-)


4 posted on 03/06/2008 1:17:53 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: NormsRevenge

Screw a whole bunch of cactus!


5 posted on 03/06/2008 1:18:05 PM PST by Beckwith (Dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: NormsRevenge

Is this a peek at what the future holds for carbon credits?


6 posted on 03/06/2008 1:19:08 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Beckwith
Screw a whole bunch of cactus!

Ummmmmm, the cactus is the one with all the pricks...

7 posted on 03/06/2008 1:19:57 PM PST by null and void (I slept better when I thought our betters actually were better...)
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To: NormsRevenge

the cactus thing aside, it’s curious that they’re continuing to develop subdivisons with so many vacant houses on the market.


8 posted on 03/06/2008 1:20:56 PM PST by kms61
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To: NormsRevenge
Some species are more successful than others. If a species is found only within one small environmental niche, then it is not successful and may end up being pushed aside by a more successful species.

The Democrats are very big on teaching Evolution, but they don't like to see it practiced.

9 posted on 03/06/2008 1:21:24 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: NormsRevenge

Perhaps the state agency could transplant them elsewhere in the Bakersfield area. Without work gloves, preferably.


10 posted on 03/06/2008 1:21:35 PM PST by Wombat Ark
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To: Beckwith

Screw a whole bunch of cactus!”

Ok.....but.....you do it first.

;>)


11 posted on 03/06/2008 1:27:23 PM PST by Gator113 (Serve your country today, fire a democrat.)
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To: NormsRevenge
This is an issue that local enviros have been fighting over for several years now.

Whenever land grabbers run out of options, they always “discover” some damn rat or toad or weed that no one ever mentioned during the preceding five years of argument.

This racket has got to be stopped somehow or our nation is on the short path to ruin.

12 posted on 03/06/2008 1:27:43 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (When you choose the lesser of two evils, you still have evil.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The California Department of Fish and Game says a planned housing subdivision known as The Canyons would wipe out about 100 Bakersfield cactus plants, a species found only around the city.

It's getting to the point where the only thing the Greenies are going to understand is that two dark nights after another piece of nonsense like this, the California Department of Fish and Game receives a bag full of 100 cacti via anonymous UPS delivery.

13 posted on 03/06/2008 1:29:47 PM PST by an amused spectator (AGW: If you drag a hundred dollar bill through a research lab, you never know what you'll find)
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To: NormsRevenge

Maybe the delelopers can buy some Catus Credits from Algore?


14 posted on 03/06/2008 1:30:16 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: NormsRevenge
Good grief...


15 posted on 03/06/2008 1:31:04 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: kms61

I live in the mountains above Bakersfield. Last time I drove down there were unfinished houses everywhere. Why they want to start a new development when they haven’t finished all the others they started is a bit strange.


16 posted on 03/06/2008 1:34:05 PM PST by clilly54
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To: NormsRevenge
A fix...kill all humans. Maybe the dinosaurs will return.
17 posted on 03/06/2008 1:34:52 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Wombat Ark

That’s what I say....let the ecofreaks move the damn cactus to another location.


18 posted on 03/06/2008 1:38:57 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (Change.....that's what we will have left in our pockets if a Democrat gets elected president!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Perfect!


19 posted on 03/06/2008 1:40:45 PM PST by null and void (I slept better when I thought our betters actually were better...)
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To: NormsRevenge

why not clone a billion of these wonderful cacti and ask Hollywood libs to donate their yards for the survival of the species?


20 posted on 03/06/2008 1:42:33 PM PST by Soliton (McCain couldn't even win a McCain look-alike contest)
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To: gathersnomoss
A fix...kill all humans. Maybe the dinosaurs will return.

I watched a very interesting program called something like "after humans" the other day. It was amazing. They showed a soccer stadium near Chernobal and the field was a young forest. It was really interesting except that they were soooooo happy at the thought that humans might soon be gone!

21 posted on 03/06/2008 1:46:37 PM PST by Soliton (McCain couldn't even win a McCain look-alike contest)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Only a nation as wealthy as ours could suffer and encourage such fools. Environut losers create nothing, but run up the costs of development, food, fuel and housing for ethereal reasons unrelated to the environment, but wholly related to tossing sand in the gears of capitalism.
22 posted on 03/06/2008 1:46:54 PM PST by Jacquerie (McCain will offer battle to Islam - The Obamabeast will offer our heads.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Here is the little darling. Isn't it cute? The nurseries are full of them. This is just the most recent desperate attempt in a long fight to stop this development. It's funny really, because this area is already surrounded by developments, orange orchards, and oil wells, plus this whole area is covered with dirt bike trails, and has been for decades. They just tore down our speedway to make room for it. It's hardly untouched land. It's amazing the way Bakersfield is growing. The developers will prevail. Way too much money involved to lose it to a cactus.

23 posted on 03/06/2008 2:18:36 PM PST by athelass (Proud Mom of a Sailor and two Marines! McCain is to conservatism as Hillary is to Playboy)
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To: Soliton
why not clone a billion of these wonderful cacti and ask Hollywood libs to donate their yards for the survival of the species?

Good idea. The Hollywood libs won't miss tiptoeing through their front yards barefoot.

On the other hand, they might enjoy tiptoeing through the cactus. Hollywood libs have some odd tastes.

24 posted on 03/06/2008 2:19:27 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: NormsRevenge

Sigh...The cacti mentioned are a variaty not a species.
I wonder if anyone there ever heard of transplanting.


25 posted on 03/06/2008 2:20:10 PM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: clilly54

Hi Neighbor! I’m in Tehachapi. You’re right, the building in Kern County is going full speed ahead, in spite of all the unsold houses. We live on a dirt road and there are four houses on my street for sale, but they are still building high end new homes in town to sell to the wealthy folks who can’t afford to buy even a hovel in LA. Could be the same in Bakersfield. Judging from the business coming to town, the new streetlights, the roadwork being done, the renovation of downtown, etc. there is a lot of money floating around Kern County right now, $4 gas notwithstanding.


26 posted on 03/06/2008 2:37:04 PM PST by athelass (Proud Mom of a Sailor and two Marines! McCain is to conservatism as Hillary is to Playboy)
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