New hope for city's burrowing owls Around Town, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Apr 6, 2012 at 2:54 pm
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
Posted by Kitty Trejo, a resident of the Martens-Carmelita neighborhood, 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 OR, a resident of the Castro City neighborhood, 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.