Posted by: Sandy Steinman | July 8, 2021

Tejon Ranch Development and Fire Risk

The Guardian has a story about the battle between California developers who want to build a development at Tejon branch, conservationists who want to protect the land and the high fire risk of such a development.

California developers want to build a city in the wildlands. It could all go up in flames

Tejon Ranch Company says its plan to build 20,000 homes would help the housing crisis. Experts warn it could put people in danger.

 

About an hour’s drive north of Los Angeles lies one of the last remaining pieces of the truly wild, wild west.

The 270,000-acre Tejon Ranch is dotted with centuries-old native oaks. Endangered mountain lions roam the grounds, and California condors soar above it. Rains paint the hills bright orange with poppies, and purple with lupine. But in the summer, and during drought years, the landscape dries to a shimmering gold. A small group of cowboys still run cattle here.

Soon all of it could go up in smoke, scientists and climate activists fear.

Read more at California developers want to build a city in the wildlands. It could all go up in flames – The Guardian

 

 


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