Plan will streamline development plans, help preserve endangered species County plan lets landowners obtain permits for projects that could affect endangered species, sets aside land for recovery. By David C. Doolittle, AMERICAN-STATESMAN
" For developments that will affect cave species, a developer will pay a fee based on how close the development comes to a cave's underground footprint, Boyd said. For development that comes within 345 feet of the footprint, the fee will be $10,000 per affected acre, Boyd said. Developments within 50 feet of a cave's footprint will cost $400,000 per acre because the cave will effectively be destroyed, he said. "