The Calico solar power project site is home to at least 22 desert tortoises, a pocket of rare desert wildflowers known as white-margined beardtongue, Mojave fringe-toed lizards, and other special status species.
|Desert tortoise photographed on the Calico Solar power project site. Photo from the Department of the Interior biological review documents.|
K Road's acquisition and plans to bulldoze the site are an unwelcome continuation of the threat that has loomed over this pristine desert for the past two years.
|Photo of the Calico Solar site from BLM EIS documents.|