Tule Elk still on Tesla

Where is Tesla Park?

The Tesla park land is all located in Alameda County in the south east corner of Alameda County in the hills between Livermore and Tracy.  It is adjacent to and west of the existing Carnegie SVRA.  Corral Hollow Road  and Tesla Road run along the northern border of the park land.

You can also find the Tesla park land on rx +18600+W.+Corral+Hollow+Road, pharm +TRacy,+CA&sll=37.09024,-95.712891&sspn=23.959196,56.953125&ie=UTF8&cd=1&hq=Carnegie+SVRA,&hnear=18600+W+Corral+Hollow+Rd,+Tracy,+CA+95377&ll=37.647403,-121.568527&spn=0.09324,0.222473&z=12&iwloc=near” target=”_blank”>Google Maps under Carnegie SVRA.  But take note – Carnegie SVRA is already showing the Tesla park land as part of the existing Carnegie off-highway vehicle park even though it is not approved for expansion or off highway motor vehicle use.

Following are some maps to orient you to the location of the Tesla park land and its’ dimensions.

Tesla parkland identified as ‘project site’ in 2004 map from prior environmental review. The existing Carnegie SVRA is directly to the east along Corral Hollow Road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tesla Park - 2004 environmental review

Tesla Park – 2004 environmental review

 

 

 

 

 

East Bay Regional Park District 2013 Master Plan Map designating Tesla as a potential regional preserve

East Bay Regional Park District 2013 Master Plan Map designating Tesla as a potential regional preserve

 

 

 

 

 

South Livermore Plan 12-9-13

Tule Elk in Tesla September 2015

Tule Elk in Tesla September 2015

Although the August 2015 Tesla Fire burned much of the Tesla park land, urticaria
  Tule elk herd observed in Tesla for many years remains.  In September the herd was seen in a southern area of Tesla which had not burned.  The existing Carnegie SVRA has already reduced the Tule elk range.  Elk never range on the existing Carnegie SVRA. Therefore, stomach
 the range land in Tesla is important habitat for the herd.

Incredibly, prosthetic
the Carnegie SVRA Draft EIR did not address the presence of the long established elk herd or the impact opening Tesla to OHV use would have on reducing important elk habitat.

Protecting the Tule elk habitat is just one of the many reasons why we need to save Tesla Park.

 

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