The reasons why Tesla’s extraordinary natural resources must be protected just keep growing. A 2018 study out of UC Berkeley of native California plants identified the area of the northern Diablo Range which includes Tesla as among the top conservation priorities in the entire state in terms of protecting biodiversity “given that the area was in the very highest echelon in all three study measures”, said Dr. Brent Mishler, study co-author. Read more in study paper, See figure 3(a) page 5. Read more
Governor Newsom says science and facts, not politics, need to drive COVID 19 policy. It is time to apply science and facts to Tesla, and permanently re-designate Tesla as a non-motorized preserve. Save Tesla Park now!
(Kling, MM. Mishler, BD, Thornhill, AH, Baldwin, BG and Ackerly, DD. 2018. Facets of phylodiversity: evolutionary diversification, divergence and survival as conservation targets. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 374: 20170397. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2017.0397.