On October 21, 2016, California’s Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Commission held a public hearing to consider approval of the 2016 Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) General Plan and certification of the associated Environmental Impact Report (EIR). At the hearing, planning team staff presented information about the general plan development process, proposed land uses, resource conservation efforts and associated environmental impacts.
The presentation was followed by several hours of public testimony. After deliberation, the OHMVR Commission voted unanimously to certify the EIR and approve the General Plan. The updated General Plan will serve as a guide for future development, management, public use and resource protection for Carnegie SVRA over the next 20 or more years. The planning team thanked everyone for their contributions to the development of the 2016 Carnegie SVRA General Plan. This represents the culmination of fifteen years of hard work by the OHV Division and various Carnegie riders’ organizations.