Editor's note: This removes the paragraph regarding the water tanks, which will be above ground, not in pits that were to be no larger than 8 feet deep.
Vic and I learned early this week that the California Department of Fish and Game has extended the comment period on the plans for the Bolsa Chica mesa to March 17.
As we reported in our column last week, the Bolsa Chica Land Trust proposes to disc, or plow, the lower bench of the mesa three times a year. It plans to build four Terra-Farms of 1 acre each on this 118-acre portion of the ecological reserve.
On these farms, the Land Trust will grow native plants and produce compost on a commercial scale. The compost piles in each farm will be 60 feet long, 10 feet wide and 6 feet tall. And what is it going to compost? The grasses and other plants that are at the base of the mesa's food chain!