COMMENTS ARE DUE THURSDAY DECEMBER 12TH.
RED ROCK CANYON INTERPRETIVE ASSOCIATION OPPOSES RECLASSIFICATION OF ANY PORTION OF RED ROCK CANYON STATE PARK AS A STATE RECREATIONAL AREA
NEW ROUND OF PUBLIC MEETINGS HAVE BEEN HELD IN OCTOBER 2019 FOR RED ROCK GENERAL PLAN REVISION
Current Revised Plan Concept Proposed for the Red Rock Canyon General Plan Revision Process
The long awaited (and overdue) Red Rock Canyon State Park General Plan Revision process has released a “Revised Plan Concept,” ( Click Here to view the document). Following this, the State intends to release a combined Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Final Plan. This is a critical document and is equivalent to what used to be referred to as an agency’s “Preferred Alternative”.
From the perspective of the Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association (RRCIA), there are positive outcomes that will help with long term park sustainability.But a few inclusions to the plan are shockingly harmful.
Click Here to Access: RRCIA SUMMARY OF THE MOST CRITICAL POINTS
Public input at this stage is imperative to shaping the future of Red Rock.
PROTECT RED ROCK – MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD – PLEASE SUBMIT COMMENTS
Public input is being accepted until December 12, 2019.
Mail comments to:
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Attn: Katie Metraux, Planning Manager
1725 23rd Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95816
Or Email comments to: info@RedRockGP.com
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The Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association (RRCIA) strongly supports a General Plan for Red Rock Canyon State Park that offers inspirational public access and enjoyment while ensuring the park and its invaluable resources remain prized and protected for all future generations. It is one of California’s best treasures.
The RRCIA vehemently opposes California State Parks current consideration of downgrading safeguards by reclassifying portions of the State Park into a less protected State Recreation Area. Red Rock Canyon simply does not meet the legal criteria or intent, as put forth in Public Resources Code 5019.56, to be a State Recreation Area. In addition, Red Rock Canyon is surrounded on three sides by Bureau of Land Management properties and the new Onyx Ranch State Vehicular Recreation Area, which allow liberal recreation, especially for vehicles. With such opportunity next door, these values do not need to be duplicated within the sensitive confines of spectacular Red Rock Canyon State Park.
Please join us in making your voice heard to PROTECT RED ROCK.
SIMILAR DESERT STATE PARKS SHOULD BE MANAGED IN A COMPARABLE FASHION
It is logical to expect that within California State Parks, parks that bear similar resources and similar sensitivities should be managed in a similar fashion. Since the 1982 General Plan for Red Rock Canyon perhaps 10 species new to science have been identified from within or adjacent to the park. More local endemic plants and animals have also been discovered. Field research and archival studies have flourished providing volumes of new information about the sensitivity as well as the impressive biologic, cultural, geological and paleontological resources of this park. Documentation has also occurred regarding certain recreational impacts.
The known resources of Red Rock Canyon are on a par with those documented for Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Anza Borrego accomplished its General Plan in 2005. The State Parks General Planning Handbook states “General planning considers the unit within the larger context of the State Park System, using and referencing statewide plans already in place” (page 18).
Unless very specific and detailed objections can be raised, Anza Borrego’s General Plan should be a strong model for Red Rock Canyon’s General Plan Revision.
For More Information CHECK BACK TO OUR GENERAL PLAN UPDATE PAGE AS WE WILL TRY TO KEEP PUBLIC INFORMED OF WHAT IS HAPPENING
You can also visit the website State Parks put together for the purpose of disseminating information on the continuance of the General Plan Process for Red Rock. That Website is: www.RedRockGP.com
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR PROTECTING RED ROCK CANYON FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS