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
Quino-Checkspot Butterfly - Endangered Species
Southwestern Willow Flycatcher - Endangered Species
Least Bell's Vireo - Endangered Species
California Striped Racer Snake
Southern Pacific Rattlesnake
Northern Flicker - Endangered Species
Coastal Live Oak - Protected
Southern California Black Walnut - Protected
Great Horned Owl
California Ground Squirrel
Western Scrub Jay
Burrowing Owl - Species of Special Concern