What about the Flora?Screw the tree huggers. I can accept the sacrifice of a tree here and there. But it takes 100 years to grow a decent cactus. Desert fauna recovers much more slowly than does fauna in wetter areas. In New England, a destroyed area will recover in 20-30 years. But in the desert, the same level of recovery will take 100 years. Desert plants just grow that much slower. When we disturb the desert, we have a responsibility to help the process along as best as we can. It is the least that we can do.