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

California Gnatcatcher - Endangered Species

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

Mule Deer

Mule Deer

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

Cottontail Rabbit

Cottontail Rabbit

Quino-Checkspot Butterfly

Quino-Checkspot Butterfly - Endangered Species

Bullock's Oriole

Bullock's Oriole

Bobcat

Bobcat

Southwestern Willow Flycatcher

Southwestern Willow Flycatcher - Endangered Species

California Quail

California Quail

Least Bell's Vireo

Least Bell's Vireo - Endangered Species

California Striped Racer Snake

California Striped Racer Snake

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake

Black-headed Grosbeak

Black-headed Grosbeak

Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker - Endangered Species

Cactus Wren

Cactus Wren

Coastal Live Oak

Coastal Live Oak - Protected

Southern California Black Walnut

Southern California Black Walnut - Protected

California Sunflower

California Sunflower

Nuttal's Woodpecker

Nuttall's Woodpecker

Alligator Lizard

Alligator Lizard

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

Greater Roadrunner

Greater Roadrunner

California Ground Squirrel

California Ground Squirrel

Western Scrub Jay

Western Scrub Jay

Redtail Hawk

Redtail Hawk

American Robin

American Robin

Gray Fox

Gray Fox

Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird

Coyote

Coyote

California Thrasher

California Thrasher

Goldfinch

Goldfinch

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl - Species of Special Concern

California Buckwheat

California Buckwheat

Lemonadeberry

Lemonadeberry

Toyon

Toyon