Skip to comments.Wildlife officials: Bakersfield development threatens cactus
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.
.. a planned housing subdivision known as The Canyons would wipe out about 100 Bakersfield cactus plants, a species found only around the city.
We’d never survive as a a nation if we didn’t have the Bakersfield cactus poking us in the arse, yaknow. ;-)
Screw a whole bunch of cactus!
Is this a peek at what the future holds for carbon credits?
Ummmmmm, the cactus is the one with all the pricks...
the cactus thing aside, it’s curious that they’re continuing to develop subdivisons with so many vacant houses on the market.
The Democrats are very big on teaching Evolution, but they don't like to see it practiced.
Perhaps the state agency could transplant them elsewhere in the Bakersfield area. Without work gloves, preferably.
Screw a whole bunch of cactus!”
Ok.....but.....you do it first.
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.
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.
Maybe the delelopers can buy some Catus Credits from Algore?
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.
That’s what I say....let the ecofreaks move the damn cactus to another location.
why not clone a billion of these wonderful cacti and ask Hollywood libs to donate their yards for the survival of the species?
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!
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.
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.
Sigh...The cacti mentioned are a variaty not a species.
I wonder if anyone there ever heard of transplanting.
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.
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