An accidental natural space
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April 8th, 2009 – by: cneoridium
What it's done, as a side benefit, it to preserve a plot of land in one of the fastest developing areas in the country. It's a common effect that military bases have. In the process of guarding whatever they have there, they protect the natural resources of the site. This has sometimes been a problem in the past - whatever the military has been doing there for the past 50 years suddenly comes under fire from environmental agencies because one of the last populations of some poor creature there, as a result of all of the surrounding private land being developed.
In any case, I get to travel down there, only about a 40 minute drive to just north of the Mexican border, to check up on the site, document that the things being protected are still actually being protected effectively. It's a really cool spot, the canyons are untouched, still in their natural state while the surrounding lands are converted to endless housing tracts and industrial parks.
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