La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve hearing, Thursday


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The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is holding a public hearing Nov. 12 regarding the La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve’s master plan.

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009
7:00 p.m.
MROSD Administrative Office
330 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA. 94022 (map)
 

At the hearing, Open Space District staff will present the master plan focusing on the two public use options developed for the preserve. The public will again have an opportunity to comment on the plan, as they have at two previous public hearings held in May and June. The Open Space District’s board of directors is expected to vote for a preferred public use option and tentatively approve the master plan. Once the board takes these actions, an environmental review will be conducted and released for public comment in early 2010.  Final adoption of the master plan will occur during a public meeting at a later date.

The master planning process began with extensive data collected on the plants, animals, water sources, ranch infrastructure, trails, roads and other features of the preserve. Community input was gathered through public meetings, land tours, interviews and focus groups. The upcoming hearing is an opportunity for the public to continue their involvement and input through the planning process.
The 5,759-acre La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve consists of a working ranch, grasslands and forests near the town of La Honda. The Open Space District, a public agency, is creating a 30 year master plan for this preserve which aims to balance the preservation of the natural environment, viable grazing, and cultural history with public education and low intensity recreation.
To read the master plan, or for more information please visit www.openspace.org or call (650) 691-1200.