Although Humboldt County needs more homes, McKay is not the place to build. Paving through the McKay would cause harm to animals like salmon and steelhead, spotted owls, hawks and osprey, flying squirrels, bears, deer and lions.
Where would those animals go? If residential areas were to be built up the animals that stay through the destruction process would be harmed and worse the animals that chose to stay and try to live in their homes would affect the new community and put people in harm. Lions cannot be sharing the same backyard as humans. The spotted owls are endangered creatures and need to be preserved and respected. One cannot kick-out an animal from its home.
The project is an example of unsustainable forestry. The McKay Tract is one of the most bountiful places to grow redwood trees. In fact it not only is one of the best grow areas for redwood trees but also one of the best places for coho salmon.
The sewer structure is inadequate for a residential area. Destroying all of the McKay Tract in order to improve infrastructure would ruin the forest, which is appreciated by so many plants and animals like you and me. The construction would take much longer than expected resulting in increased funds and labor.
McKay has become a comfortable place for local citizens to stroll through and enjoy the fresh nature air. If it was destroyed than people and animals would no longer have that forest to enjoy. Residential units would cover the forest grounds and tamper with the fresh nature air.
I sit with the tree-sitters and agree that this project should not go forward!
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In Print This Week:
Oct 20, 2016
vol XXVII issue 42
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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