|This image was captured by a camera trap monitoring a kit fox den on the site of the Genesis Solar power project. Image from the CEC's Monthly Compliance Report for the Genesis Solar power project.|
Construction has been halted on the Genesis Solar power project site, according to the KCET article, until the California Department of Fish and Game determines the cause of the distemper outbreak. If the virus spreads beyond the area of the solar project, there could be profound impacts to the kit fox population in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts. I strongly agree with Mr. Clarke's recommendation that the California Department of Fish and Game end its practice of evicting kit foxes form dens using coyote urine.
|A kit fox found dead near the Genesis solar power project site after they were evicted from their dens. Image from the CEC Monthly Compliance Report for November 2011.|