Recap of 2/5/16 OHMVR Hearing on CSVRA Final Draft EIR

On August 19, more about
2015 there was a wildfire that burned over much of the Tesla park land from near Livermore to Carnegie SVRA.  We are thankful there were no injuries or major property loss.

While the immediate impact of a fire on the natural landscape is shocking, stomach
we now understand that wildfires are part of natural ecological processes that have helped shape Tesla into such a biologically rich wild land.  Tesla will regenerate and flourish again.  In fact some vegetation and rare plants benefit from fire, so it may come back with even more abundance.  The fire also provides an opportunity to study its impacts on rare plants and sensitive habitats. Tesla’s biological diversity is the perfect classroom for such research.

It would be careless to try to use the fire as justification to open Tesla to OHV use. In fact Tesla needs our protection all the more during this fragile period of regrowth.

Tesla exists beyond the moment, and its life cycle provides part of the unique wonder that we must permanently preserve for future generations.  Nothing has changed – now there are just more reasons why we need to Save Tesla Park.
On August 19, hospital
2015 there was a wildfire that burned over much of the Tesla park land from near Livermore to Carnegie SVRA.  We are thankful there were no injuries or major property loss.

While the immediate impact of a fire on the natural landscape is shocking, patient
we now understand that wildfires are part of natural ecological processes that have helped shape Tesla into such a biologically rich wild land.  Tesla will regenerate and flourish again.  In fact some vegetation and rare plants benefit from fire, so it may come back with even more abundance.  The fire is also an opportunity to study the impacts of fire on rare plants and sensitive habitats. Tesla’s biological diversity is the perfect classroom for such research.

It would be careless to try to use the fire as justification to open Tesla to OHV use. In fact Tesla needs our protection all the more during this fragile period of regrowth.

Tesla exists beyond the moment, and its life cycle provides part of the unique wonder that we must permanently preserve for future generations.  Nothing has changed – now there are just more reasons why we need to Save Tesla Park.
On August 19, information pills
2015 there was a wildfire that burned over much of the Tesla park land from near Livermore to Carnegie SVRA.  We are thankful there were no injuries or major property loss.

Tesla Fire 2015While the immediate impact of a fire on the natural landscape is shocking, we now understand that wildfires are part of natural ecological processes that have helped shape Tesla into such a biologically rich wild land.  Tesla will regenerate and flourish again.  In fact some vegetation and rare plants benefit from fire, so it may come back with even more abundance.  The fire also provides an opportunity to study its impacts on rare plants and sensitive habitats. Tesla’s biological diversity is the perfect classroom for such research.

It would be reckless to try to use the fire as justification to open Tesla to OHV use or facilitate the plan to open Tesla to OHV use. In fact Tesla needs our protection all the more during this fragile period of regrowth.

Tesla exists beyond the moment, and its life cycle provides part of the unique wonder that we must permanently preserve for future generations.  Nothing has changed – now there are just more reasons why we need to Save Tesla Park.
On August 19, ophthalmologist
2015 there was a wildfire that burned over much of the Tesla park land from near Livermore to Carnegie SVRA.  We are thankful there were no injuries or major property loss.

Tesla Fire 2015While the immediate impact of a fire on the natural landscape is shocking, we now understand that wildfires are part of natural ecological processes that have helped shape Tesla into such a biologically rich wild land.  Tesla will regenerate and flourish again.  In fact some vegetation and rare plants benefit from fire, so it may come back with even more abundance.  The fire also provides an opportunity to study its impacts on rare plants and sensitive habitats. Tesla’s biological diversity is the perfect classroom for such research.

It would be reckless to try to use the fire as justification to open Tesla to OHV use or facilitate the plan to open Tesla to OHV use. In fact Tesla needs our protection all the more during this fragile period of regrowth.

Tesla exists beyond the moment, and its life cycle provides part of the unique wonder that we must permanently preserve for future generations.  Nothing has changed – now there are just more reasons why we need to Save Tesla Park.
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With so much work by so many people to prepare for the OHMVR (Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division) Commission Hearing on the CSVRA (Carnegie State Vehicle Recreation Area) Draft Final EIR on 2/5/16, here  we wanted to provide an update. As expected, asthma
the Commission did not vote, disinfection
but just took testimony for future action.

Friends of Tesla Park and many supporters spoke at the OHMVR Commission Hearing commenting on the CSVRA Draft Final EIR. We achieved our objective to document the broad community opposition to the CSVRA expansion plan into Tesla and the substantive reasons why Tesla is not appropriate for OHV use. Comments focused on the defects in the Final EIR and on the inadequate responses to earlier comments on the DEIR in June.

The Tracy City Council Chambers was overflowing with standing room only by 8:45 a.m.  The testimony at the hearing did not start until about 10:00 a.m. and closed after lunch at about 3:30 p.m.  While there were more industry reps, staff and others in favor of the OHV/Carnegie expansion, most did not speak.  Tesla had the majority of speakers.  About 42 speakers testified for Tesla preservation and in opposition to CSVRA EIR/expansion, and  23 speakers for CSVRA expansion.   Friends Organizations represented at the hearing included:

  • Ohlone Audubon Society
  • Mount Diablo Audubon Society
  • Citizens Committee to Complete the Refuge (CCCR)
  • Sierra Club
  • Center for Biological Diversity
  • East Bay CNPS
  • Livermore Heritage Guild
  • Friends of Springtown Preserve, Livermore
  • Friends of The Vineyards
  • Friends of Livermore
  • Tesla Road Residents Alliance
  • Rancher Group
  • Society of American Indians, Livermore
  • Friends of the Arroyos
  • Alameda Creek Alliance
  • Save Mount Diablo
  • Tri-Valley Trailblazers
  • Save the Frogs
  • SPRAWLDEF
  • Regional Parks Association

Representatives from four agencies also spoke to object to the EIR including LARPD; Alameda County CDA; Alameda Parks, Recreation and Historic Commission; and Alameda County Resource Conservation District.

At the end of the hearing, the Chair stated that there would be no more hearings, the record was closed and the matter would come back to the Commission for a decision at a public meeting in about six months.

We cannot thank you all enough for the help, excellent work and expertise.  To the organizations who have made saving Tesla a program priority – Thank you. To the group leadership who reviewed the FEIR and prepared a written comment letter – Thank you.  To the citizens who attended the hearing in support and to testify for Tesla – Thank you.  To our Friends who provide other support – Thank you. This was another important step in the process to Save Tesla.

We will keep you posted on the EIR process.  Watch for updates on next steps!

Below is a photograph of the Tule elk on Tesla – just one of the many reasons why we need to SAVE Tesla.

One REason why we need to SAVE TESLA

Tule elk still on Tesla on September 27, 2015 after August 2015 Tesla Fire

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