ON-CALL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
PANAMA-BUENA VISTA UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT – BAKERSFIELD, CA
QK works with the school district to obtain coverage under the Metropolitan Bakersfield Habitat Conservation Plan (MBHCP), to find the foxes a safe home. We also provide a district-wide kit fox awareness training program for their students and staff. We currently conduct protocol monitoring to identify kit fox activity and exclude kit foxes from atypical dens on school property.
San Joaquin kit fox, an endangered fox subspecies native to the San Joaquin Valley region of California, has burrowed underneath portable classrooms in district schools.
By coordinating our efforts with the City of Bakersfield and the wildlife agencies, we proactively identify issues as they arise, monitor kit fox activity, and work with the school district and wildlife agencies to develop innovative strategies that deliver positive results- creating a safe environment for the students and staff while protecting one of California’s unique indigenous species of wildlife.