UC Berkeley Study Shows Tesla a Conservation Priority

The reasons why Tesla’s extraordinary natural resources must be protected just keep growing.  A 2018 study out of UC Berkeley 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 – and arguably the top priority given that the area was in the top 50 in all three study measures.  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.

Historical Places

In 2012 the State Office of Historical Preservation ID’d part of Tesla Park as eligible for the National Register of Historical Places, yet State Parks still wants to open it to destructive OHV recreation.