PLAN continues advocacy to protect habitat and wildlife...

PLAN is preparing for a vigorous opposition to the development proposal by the 245 Paula Lane owners in West Petaluma. These owners willfully attempted to destroy every inch of habitat on a property they illegally graded, obstructively fenced, and installed night lighting with intense human and dog encroachment – in documented contiguous habitat, with a female badger’s birthing area. Click here to read about PLAN’s actions. To support PLAN's voice for wildlife and habitat protection, please consider donating today, via PayPal, or mail a donation to our p.o. box. Every dollar counts - $5, $10, $100 or $1000. Community grassroots donations are a most effective way to give voice to our wildlife.

We want these owners to be held accountable for their attempted destruction. The development proposal cannot be approved. We want the wildlife corridor to be unobstructed with an arrangement for third party restoration of habitat and the wildlife corridor. This is important for natural resources on the protected open space land and for our area wildlife who had no voice while their habitat was being hacked down and destroyed.

Paula Lane area habitat and wildlife negatively impacted.

The Paula Lane area has been significantly negatively impacted by thoughtless and willful habitat destruction on west Paula Lane, including illegal grading, hacking down every inch of nearby habitat, and severe human and dog encroachment, causing displacement of wildlife – over a 2-year period.  PLAN retained Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, a San Francisco-based environmental law firm, to assist us in opposing, in addition to the willful destruction, a subdivision proposal by the same property owners to further develop the land after their willful activities of destruction.

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A second biological assessment was submitted by WRA Consulting to Sonoma County PRMD and accepted by the County. The development proposal has been under review. We anticipate an Initial Environmental Study with reports soon. The first biological assessment was rejected by the County. The second biological assessment included a visit to the property by a CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife official who appears to have proposed or concurred with mitigations that are insufficient and would not protect the species, and would seriously negatively impact wildlife and the conservation easement of the immediately contiguous habitat, the protected open space.

Check back for updates and to review PLAN’s and our legal counsel’s response to these studies when they have been made available for review.

Thank you to all who donated to our indiegogo fundraising campaign. We deeply appreciate your speaking up financially to help protect American Badger and all wildlife in the sensitive Paula Lane area of West Petaluma.

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"Our challenge isn't so much to teach children about the natural world, but to find ways to nurture and sustain the instinctive connections they already carry."

— Terry Krautwurst