I drove by the illegally scraped parcel yesterday. I'm struck by how different it looks now compared to prior to the destruction. Clearly absent are the contours and the vegetation...and the many critters that called that parcel home.
As more time passes, it gets easier to forget what was there before. And that's just a shame, really. Following is a picture taken pre-illegal earthwork (thank you sender!):
Many, many "pre-destruction" pictures exist.
If one takes these pictures and uses them in conjunction with other available techniques (i.e. using aerial photography to map vegetation/habitat), one will have a better understanding of what was there pre-illegal activity......and what should be there again.....