Thursday, July 9, 2015

When polluters and funders design a wildlife preserve's restoration plan, what do ya get?

Three Competing Visions for the 
Ballona Wetlands

Under the law in California, (the California Coastal Act), the Ballona Wetlands cannot be developed, only restored.
Here's a pretty long article on the question of what the word "restoration" means:
https://www.hcn.org/issues/47.8/the-los-angeles-wetland-wars
From High Country News, May 11, 2015

The chief spokesperson for the massive bulldozing scheme is quoted:
"historical ecology is “only a snapshot,” she says, and she doesn’t believe the wetlands have to be returned to what they were in 1850 for a restoration to be meaningful."

Luckily, this is not what the law says.
http://ballona-news.blogspot.com/2014/05/is-going-back-4000-years-ago-restoration.html

THIS BALLONA NEWSPAGE IS THE PROPERTY OF Ballona Ecosystem Education Project, (BEEP), a project of MOUNT REXMORE PROGRESSIVE RESOURCE CENTER, A CALIFORNIA NON-PROFIT CORPORATION, AND IT IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS CONTENT. FOR BEEP'S MAIN WEBSITE, CLICK HERE: SaveAllofBallona.org

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