Last Chance to Stop Tejon Mountain Village's Sprawl
The California condor needs your help.
On Monday, October 5, the Kern County Board of Supervisors will decide the fate of the condor in the southern San Joaquin Valley. The majestic and endangered California condor and more than 60 other rare plants and animals are threatened by Tejon Ranch Company's proposal to stick a high-end luxury megaresort in the middle of the last bastion of unfettered wilderness between Northern and Southern California. Please send the letter below to the Kern County supervisors asking them to deny the Tejon Mountain Village proposal and send it back to the drawing board until the Tejon Ranch Company pulls out of all California condor critical habitat and avoids the 83 rare species and communities that occur within the proposed project area.
The Tejon Ranch Company still hasn’t secured permits that could allow for development, yet they are plowing ahead to try to get Kern County to approve this ill-conceived urban-sprawl development in the middle of wilderness. This proposal is a poster child for poor planning — not only guaranteeing impacts to a host of rare and endangered species, but fragmenting habitat, increasing fire threats, increasing smog in the most polluted area in the United States, and substantially increasing greenhouse gases by plopping down a new city in the middle of what is considered the wild heart of California — currently home to more California condors than people.
Tejon Mountain Village, like all large-scale urbanizing projects located far from population centers, is a "dinosaur development" that has no place in current smart planning. Please voice your opposition to this development to the Kern County supervisors. Ask them to deny the plan as proposed and get the development out of condor critical habitat.