Red Rock Canyon State Park General Plan Revision, Draft Environmental Impact Report and Preliminary General Plan
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Red Rock Canyon State Park General Plan Revision
Red Rock Canyon State Park is an approximately 25,000-acre area within the Mojave Sector of the Great Basin District of the California State Park System. The Park is located along State Highway 14 in Kern County, approximately 25 miles northeast of Mojave and 80 miles east of Bakersfield.
While the current General Plan (adopted in 1982) only covers the original 8,180 acres, the Revised General Plan will include the entire area of approximately 25,000 acres currently under park ownership and management.
The General Plan presents the long-term management framework for natural and cultural resource stewardship, interpretation, facilities, operations, and visitor experience. Unit-specific discussions and proposals are provided to address site-specific issues, opportunities, and management strategies. Synergies, similarities, and common goals and guidelines that are generally applicable to all areas are identified as parkwide and are provided where appropriate throughout the plan.
The General Plan is the primary management document for a park within the State Park System, establishing its vision, purpose, and management direction for the future.
The General Plan provides goals and guidelines for fulfilling the purpose of the park. This document does not attempt to prescribe detailed management or development proposals but offers conceptual direction and parameters for future management and development. Specific projects for implementing the General Plan are intended to be developed in subsequent planning efforts as needed, including the future preparation of management plans and specific project plans identified in the General Plan.
The General Plan was prepared to satisfy the requirements of the California Public Resources Code (PRC) Section 5002.2. The PRC specifies that a General Plan will be prepared before the development of new facilities that may result in the permanent commitment of a resource of the unit and shall evaluate and define the proposed management of resources, land uses, facilities, concessions, operation of the unit, and any environmental impacts.
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General Plan Update
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