Frequently Asked Questions...and Answers

ARE THERE ENDANGERED SPECIES AT BKK?

 

Yes.  The land on and adjacent to BKK is home to a least five endangered species.  Four of those endangered species are birds and one is a butterfly.

 

The birds are the California Gnatcatcher, Least Bell’s Vireo, Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, and Northern Flicker.  The butterfly is the Quino-Checkspot Butterfly.  BKK is also home to the Burrowing Owl, a "species of special concern" in the state of California.

 

Hikers have encountered all animals of these over the past two decades since the landfill closed.  

 

This land also includes native California vegetation such as the protected Southern California Black Walnut, Lemonadeberry, California Sunflower, and Toyon trees.

 

To see photographs of animals and plants of these follow this link.

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