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Red Rock Canyon comments submitted

| Rose Winn, Cal4Wheel Natural Resources Consultant | Access Issues

Red Rock Canyon State Park recently released a Preliminary General Plan & Draft Environmental Impact Report for public review and comment. This Plan was crafted following four years of prior scoping, analysis, and public comment. 

Cal4Wheel reviewed the Plan and believes that SP has failed to resolve critical concerns that were raised, along with suggestions for remedy, during prior public comment opportunities. Additionally, some components of the Plan may place California State Parks at risk of executing a range of legal violations. In this comment letter, these issues are described in detail, with offer of recommendations to remedy each of the following:

  1. Misalignment with SB 155
  2. Equity of access for disabled visitors
  3. Violation of the California Desert Protection Act, and California Public Resource Codes (PRC) Sections §5002.2 and 5019.53
  4. Misuse of “Zones” to severely restrict public access
  5. Elimination of motorized access within Birds of Prey Natural Preserve

Review the full comment letter via this link

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