CSVRA Releases Preliminary General Plan and EIR for Public Review

Carnegie SVRA released on April 23, 2015 the Preliminary General Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Report for the existing SVRA and expansion into Tesla for a 45 day public comment period.  The comment deadline is June 8, 2015. The documents, and the Notice of Availability, may be viewed online at http://www.CarnegieGeneralPlan.com/document-library.

Written comments should be submitted no later than June 8, 2015, to the following address:

California Department of Parks and Recreation Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division c/o AECOM, attn. Carnegie SVRA General Plan 2020 L Street, Suite 400 Sacramento, CA 95811

Comments can be submitted electronically by e-mail at carnegiedeircomments@gmail.com.

Hard copies of the Preliminary General Plan and Draft EIR may be reviewed at the following locations during normal business hours:

Carnegie SVRA 18600 W. Corral Hollow Road Tracy, CA 95376 Carnegie SVRA Sector Office 15751 Tesla Road Livermore, CA 94550
Tracy Public Library 20 East Eaton Avenue Tracy, CA 95376 Livermore Public Library 1188 South Livermore Avenue Livermore, CA 94550
California Department of Parks and Recreation OHMVR Division Headquarters 1725 23rd Street, Ste. 200 Sacramento, CA 95816

For more information go to http://www.carnegiegeneralplan.com/announcements/20




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Your donation will be used to engage legal and scientific experts to help us review and prepare comments on the Carnegie SVRA/Tesla expansion General Plan update and Environmental Impact Report.  After several delays, the draft environmental documents are now expected to be released for public review any time in 2015.

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Tule Elk Range on Tesla

Tule Elk on Tesla Park near Livermore, March 16, 2015

Tule Elk on Tesla Park near Livermore, March 16, 2015

Tule Elk, which are native to California, are returning to the East Bay/Upland Coastal Mountains through protection and conservation management efforts.  A Tule Elk herd now ranges in the Corral Hollow/Mines Road area.

The Tule Elk are not constrained by fences. They range where they want.  Tule Elk never range on the existing Carnegie SVRA site. But there have been repeated sightings of Tule Elk for over 15 years ranging on the Tesla park land and other nearby ranch land.

Tule Elk have been seen on the western portion of the Tesla park land on the Livermore side of the watershed, including most recently on March 16, 2015.

OHV use on Tesla will drive the Tule Elk out of the Tesla park land decreasing their habitat.

Preserving Tesla as habitat for Tule Elk is one more reason why we need to Save Tesla Park.


Carnegie SVRA delays release of Draft EIR and General Plan to early 2015

Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (CSVRA) has again delayed release of the Draft EIR/General Plan, now to early 2015. But CSVRA still plans to open Tesla to destructive off-highway vehicle (OHV) use, so our work is far from done. 

We have built strong public support to preserve Tesla.  We are bringing together individuals, organizations and technical experts to comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report and General Plan.  While we have made great progress, we must redouble our efforts to SAVE Tesla Park. 

We ask for your help to continue to build support for Tesla. Invite your friends to become a Friend of Tesla Park at www.teslapark.orgAsk your elected officials to support preservation. And, if you can, please donate to SAVE Tesla Park. 

 General email notice from CSVRA sent 12/18/14

Carnegie SVRA General Plan Update

Hello Everyone,

The Carnegie SVRA General Plan team has submitted the Administrative Draft Preliminary General Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Report to the California State Parks OHMVR Division for review. We had hoped to publish the documents for review and comment in Fall 2014. Unfortunately, we will miss that target. Review of the documents continues and we anticipate publication early in the New Year.

Thank you for your continued interest in the planning process and Happy Holidays!

The Carnegie SVRA Planning Team


Feel free to send this email to others who may be interested. To learn more about the planning process, please visit the website at CarnegieGeneralPlan.com

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DEIR Release Expected in “Fall 2014″

Carnegie SVRA is still stating that they plan to release the Draft EIR for review and comment in “Fall 2014.”  The weekend of October 18-19, 2014 will be a good time to observe what expansion of Carnegie SVRA into Tesla will really mean for Tesla’s sensitive biologic, cultural and historic resources when CSVRA holds is Visitor Appreciation Day.  See for yourself what will happen to Tesla, including for residents on Tesla Road near Livermore, if Carnegie SVRA gains environmental approval to open Tesla Park to OHV use.

For more information go to www.carnegiegeneralplan.com .