Carnegie SVRA is developing a general plan and Environmental Impact Report. The GP and EIR are different documents and both will require review and comments. The timeline calls for public workshops in January/February 2013 to review a draft of the documents.
Of note, the plan is prompted by the acquisition of the Tesla properties with OHV Trust Funds several years ago. The GP/EIR will cover the new and old sections of the SVRA. State Parks has about 440 acres that are adjacent. This planning effort will not cover that land; however, that some of that land is available to address potential mitigation within the SVRA.
There is a desire to increase the 4x4 opportunity at Carnegie as well as provide additional motorcycle/ATV opportunity that is not highly technical in nature. Current use of the park is for technical motorcycle riding.
Sierra NF (DLRP) - is proceeding with the Bald Mountain Project in the Sierra National Forest. A NEPA scoping notice has been released and comments are due Nov 19, 2012. (As part of the Dinky Landscape Restoration Project collaborative team, I have submitted comments for CA4WDC.) A series of Proposed Actions within the scope of the project are described in the scoping letter. The overall purpose of the action is to improve the resilience of the forest; retain and improve key wildlife habitat, ecosystem components and processes; protect people and adjacent property from the effects of wildfire; and protect forest resources from unnatural fire.
Read more of CA4WDC NRC South November 2012 Report