Re: Piece of Mind column, "Giving fields a sporting chance," July 15.
Many of us — hikers, runners, walkers, bicyclists, equestrians, artists, scientists, children, families — go to Hahamonga because we need wild spaces, unpredictable surfaces, plants, trees, flowers, running wild water, birds, small mammals, deer, bumblebees and the occasional coyote and bobcat. We live nearby because it is there and easy to access, and it gives us what we can't find in the urban/suburban landscape.
The Station fire took 250 square miles of habitat from our treasured wildlife, and those that survived have been compressed into what little remains. The plans for soccer fields will not make their life better; it will remove one more option for their existence.