The Animals and Plants of BKK

The BKK landfill has been closed for 23 years.  Nature has been reclaiming it ever since.

 

Though what's buried underneath BKK is a serious problem, its surface is entirely suitable for wildlife, native California vegetation, and even recreational amenities for people.  

We strongly believe that any proposal for BKK must include substantial land for wildlife and habitat preservation AND restoration. There is already too little open space in this part of the San Gabriel Valley where people can enjoy nature and create outdoor memories.  

The pictures included here are just a sample of diverse wildlife living on and directly adjacent to BKK.  

How is this possible?  

 

BKK is part of a much larger wildlife corridor.  The open space and habitat at BKK connects to open space in Walnut.  This in turn connects to open space on the campus of Mt. San Antonio College, which in turn connects to open space on the campus of Cal Poly Pomona.  There are even small connection points from land that begins at BKK all the way to Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas.  

California Gnatcatcher - Endangered Species

The land on and adjacent to BKK is home to multiple endangered and threatened species

Mule Deer

Cedar Waxwing

Cottontail Rabbit

Quino-Checkspot Butterfly - Endangered Species

Nuttall's Woodpecker

Alligator Lizard

Great Horned Owl

Greater Roadrunner

Bullock's Oriole

California Ground Squirrel

Bobcat

Western Scrub Jay

Southwestern Willow Flycatcher - Endangered Species

Redtail Hawk

California Quail

American Robin

Least Bell's Vireo - Endangered Species

Gray Fox

California Striped Racer Snake

Anna's Hummingbird

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake

Coyote

Black-headed Grosbeak

California Thrasher

Northern Flicker - Endangered Species

Goldfinch

Cactus Wren

Coastal Live Oak - Protected

Burrowing Owl - Species of Special Concern

California Buckwheat

Southern California Black Walnut - Protected

Lemonadeberry

California Sunflower

Toyon