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New hope for city's burrowing owls

Original post made on Apr 6, 2012

Burrowing owls being driven close to extinction by development pressures may have a chance of survival under a new plan that aims to preserve 300 acres of owl habitat inside Mountain View's Shoreline Park.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 6, 2012, 1:37 PM

Comments (8)

Posted by Martin Omander, a resident of Rex Manor
on Apr 6, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Good to hear we can preserve the owls, and at a relatively low cost. Let's hope this project works out, so we leave some nature around for coming generations to enjoy.


Posted by Kitty Trejo, a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Apr 6, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I want to thank the Mountain View City Council and Mayor Kasperzak again for supporting the preservation and habitat improvements for the Burrowing Owl. The land dedicated to this cause is a tiny fraction of the habitat once available to these beautiful and unique creatures. I feel proud to live in a city where the needs of all creatures are considered and the future of their world is nurtured, even if it means some human amenities have to be sacrificed. The City has worked closely with Audubon, other environmental organizations and many city businesses to bring about these plans. This is a great example of how City government should work!


Posted by Scottie Zimmerman, a resident of another community
on Apr 6, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Congratulations to the enlightened Mountain View City Council. A good decision, a resolution that should meet everybody's expectations. Nice to see divergent interests in a city able to use common sense and agree on a mutually satisfying solution. Thank you for appreciating the owls.


Posted by Otto Bahn, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 7, 2012 at 7:23 am

Love it! Nice work Mtn. View!


Posted by curious, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 7, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Color me cynical but it seems like an enviro-wacko group is astro-turfing some cover for the politicos on the Mt. View council.

You could at least modify the words on the email to make these endorsements seem more authentic.


Posted by OR, a resident of Castro City
on Apr 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I love burrowing owls and I love goofy little creatures. They are fun to watch, read about and appreciate especially when they reside in our backyards, not in some far off, distant island off the coast of India. What is the point of having fancy, overpriced homes and offices populated by boring engineers but no cute, fluffy animals except pesky rodents to share with? I love animals. The pests then get doused with irritable chemicals which increases the risk of cancer in all of us. The developers applying the pressure live in some other controlled, far-away oasis oblivious to the damages they are causing. Thank you Mountain View staff.


Posted by Espe, a resident of another community
on Apr 9, 2012 at 8:19 am

Looking forward to a long-time-battled preserve for the lil owls....


Posted by kman, a resident of Monta Loma
on Apr 9, 2012 at 3:36 pm

This is why we should not be building new apartments and buildings, so we can save the lovely owls. 300 acres is surely not enough.


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