Citing the direct impacts of the planned expansion of Carnegie SVRA into their rural neighborhood, see people in over 50 people in rural Livermore along Tesla Road have joined to form the Tesla Road Residents Alliance. Carnegie SVRA plans to expand and open 3400 acres of the sensitive Tesla Park land to OHV use. The expansion would extend into the Livermore Valley and add an entrance across from Eagle’s Run Road, less than 8 miles from Livermore City Hall and the only Bay Area access along Tesla Road. In addition to the loss of the beautiful open space and range lands near their homes, Tesla Road residents are concerned about traffic, safety, water quality, air pollution, noise, dust and loss of peace and quite that a nearly 5,000 acre OHV park on the edge of their rural community would create.
Following is a photo of Tule elk ranging on the Tesla Park land nearest Livermore. OHV use will push away the elk, just like OHV use has done in the existing Carnegie SVRA. Protecting Tule elk habitat near Livermore is one more reason why Tesla should be preserved.
Email FriendsofTeslaPark@gmail.com for more information about the Tesla Road Residents Alliance.