CALLING ALL WILDLIFE SUPPORTERS!!
This Is AN URGENT FIGHT for LA Wildlife!
Don’t let developers push bobcats, gray foxes, coyotes and other animals out of urban Los Angeles!
City officials are proposing a Wildlife District Ordinance in communities like Hollywood, Bel Air, and Studio City to make it easier for wild animals to move around and survive in urban settings, relieving pressure on wildlife before some of its species become extinct.
This proposed Wildlife District Ordinance will help ensure the survival of local plants and animals while building climate resilience, fire safety, and a healthy watershed. AND WE NEED YOUR HELP GETTING IT PASSED!!
Help Us Support passage of the Wildlife District Ordinance by offering public testimony at the upcoming Public Hearing. This is an opportunity for All WILDLIFE SUPPORTERS to SPEAK OUT IN SUPPORT OF ANIMALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT!
LA City Planning's Virtual Public Hearing is on Wednesday:
July 13, 5pm-7pm
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO CALL INTO THE WILDLIFE DISTRICT ORDINANCE HEARING ARE HERE
Learn more about the Wildlife District Ordinance: planning4la.org/wildlife
When you call in, talking Points might include:
There are thousands of species of plants and animals that make their home in the Santa Monica Mountains. Some can only be found in this area. Others are at risk of going extinct. All of them are affected by sprawling development. This ordinance will ensure that our local flora and fauna maintain access to the connected habitat they need in order to thrive.
Some effects of habitat fragmentation are not seen until years after development. We cannot sit and wait for these negative impacts to happen before we take action.
Protecting native landscapes is a vital part of reaching L.A.'s goals regarding climate change resilience and water preservation. This will help protect the water we drink every day, and the air our children breathe.
Sprawling development in very high fire severity zones has continually increased the frequency and intensity of fires. Preserving natural open space can help to reduce this fire risk by reducing irresponsibly crowded development.
This ordinance will positively affect property values in the area. Studies of the California housing market suggest that properties within 1 mile of open space sell for nearly 10% more than similar properties elsewhere. Another 2003 study found that increasing the area of conserved land by just 1% has a significant increase in nearby property values.
The regulations in this ordinance are common sense, apply only to new constructions, and prevent irresponsible and wasteful development.
AND PLEASE DROP US A LINE TO LET US KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS ON PROTECTING HABITAT CONNECTIVITY IN THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS AND SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS BETWEEN THE 405 AND 101 FREEWAYS WHERE MANY WILD ANIMALS LIVE!
Proposed Regulations for Wildlife
Special thanks to CLAW (Citizens For Los Angeles Wildlife) for informing us about this urgent meeting and issue! Want to learn more about CLAW’s much needed programs for protecting wildlife in LA? Go to https://www.clawonline.org
For the animals,
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