In the future, Tesla Park land could also be part of a geographic preservation and recreation bridge between the Tri-Valley region of Alameda County and the Central Valley. The entire length of Corral Hollow/Tesla Road through Corral Hollow Canyon on one side or of the road or the other is now owned by the state, federal or regional agencies. In addition to Carnegie SVRA and the new Tesla Park land, a small State Department of Fish and Game wildlife preserve, LLNL Site 300 and a Contra Costa Water District preserve all front the Corral Hollow/Tesla roadway. Several private conservation easements have been placed on land in and around the canyon area, solidifying the preservation focus of the canyon.
Hiking, biking, equestrian trails between the East Bay and the Central Valley could be developed along the roadway providing an unparalleled recreation experience that would not impact sensitive resources. A goal is to reestablish the damaged hsitorical marker and designate additional markers in the canyon. Application could be made to make Tesla Park and the Corral Hollow Canyon a State or National Historic Rural District and Roadway. With its varied natural resources within a concentrated area, the region could be the “Carrizo Plain of the North.”
With over 15,000 acres of land already under public ownership, the Tesla/Corral Hollow Roadway should be a priority target for preservation resources. We have a unique opportunity in the canyon to preserve valuable historical, cultural, natural and biological resources that are not present elsewhere in the State in such a concentrated locale and provide appropriate resource sensitive recreation opportunties for the larger public. Saving Tesla Park is the first step. Join us to help SAVE TESLA PARK.
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