Chaparral in the hills of Tesla Park - photo Mack Casterman

California sagebrush scrub and a stand of desert olive scrub (a sensitive natural community) in the hills of Tesla Park – photo Mack Casterman

On December 13, EBCNPS submitted comments in response to the Preferred Concept Public Workshop held on November 12, 2013 which presented the draft preferred concept for the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) General Plan. These comments come in advance of the State’s publication of the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Carnegie General Plan Revision which will consider whether to open the State’s 3,400 acre Alameda-Tesla property (Tesla Park) to off road vehicles for recreation.

The property in question is of concern to EBCNPS because it makes up the core of our Corral Hollow Botanical Priority Protection Area due to the migration corridor and habitat it provides for several valuable plant species and communities.

Our letter can be viewed here: FINAL_EBCNPS Response to Preferred Concept Public Workshop 12_13_13

The presentation packet from the Preferred Concept Meeting can be viewed here: http://carnegiegeneralplan.com/system/assets/57/original/preferred_concept_public_workshop_infopacket_final_20131108_web.pdf

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