Friday, September 20, 2002

It's now been shown on a large scale that wildlife and development can coexist. One simply needs to be sure to allow appropriate corriders to connect the wild areas. I can forsee a new style of urban and suburban planning in which these corridor principles are implemented. Where I live there have been vacant corridors running from the river, through town and out to rural space. It was always nice to be able to walk a few blocks and encounter coyotes and desert burrowing owls. Those spaces are now succumbing to development and the critters are gone.

In light of the facts that population is shifting out of agricultural areas and productivity is generating surpluses, it might be useful to return carefully selected agricultural acreage to the wild and just leave it that way.

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