Sunday, November 10, 2013

Kolter Group proposes first homes on Briger tract in Palm... |

This article is written by our friend Willie Howard from his new territory. These are preliminary plans and it seems as though official action is a way off in the future. But this stood out at the end of the article. Click title for link.
Environmentalists with Everglades Earth First! protested outside city hall when the city council considered the master plan for the Briger tract in 2010, arguing that undeveloped land in the county should be preserved.
In September, four environmental groups, including the Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition and the Sierra Club’s Loxahatchee Group, sent a letter to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service challenging the federal agency’s biological opinion about eastern indigo snakes on the Briger tract.
As of last week, the Fish & Wildlife Service had not responded to the environmental groups’ letter, which argues the agency is obligated under the Endangered Species Act to suggest measures to minimize the impact of development on the federally protected snake.