Colvin Es­tates devel­op­ment must not en­dan­ger habi­tat

The Buffalo News - - OPINION - David Schaff Amherst Gail Diefendorf Buf­falo

Watch­ing the bull­doz­ing and re­moval of trees from the em­bank­ment, where the Colvin Es­tates are be­ing squeezed into, I do not see how Mar­rano was given the green light for this devel­op­ment.

The en­gi­neer­ing which would be nec­es­sary to safe­guard the sur­round­ing homes seems so ob­vi­ous even to the ca­sual ob­server.

As a long­time res­i­dent of the North Buf­falo area it is sad to note there was no ap­pre­cia­ble en­vi­ron­men­tal con­sid­er­a­tions ei­ther.

The re­moval of the trees is a great loss to the health and well-be­ing of the peo­ple as well as the wildlife. This area is home to deer, fal­cons, hawks and wild tur­keys and their prey. Even pheas­ants once graced our path along the rail­road tracks.

Let us not be­come a com­mu­nity un­aware of the great out­doors, only to com­plain of the deer prob­lem after we have de­stroyed their habi­tat for the gain of a wealthy de­vel­oper.

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