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CA - California State Parks Seeks Additional Input on the Future of Oceano Dunes SVRA and Pismo State Beach

The California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) is seeking additional public feedback on how to adapt Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) and Pismo State Beach (SB) to changing environmental, safety and recreational conditions.

Through a public works plan (PWP), a long-range land and development plan, State Parks will implement future operations and functions at Oceano Dunes SVRA and Pismo SB that fall under the California Coastal Act. State Parks introduced the PWP Project to the public in November 2017. Today’s newly released draft plan and draft environmental impact report (DEIR) are reflective of the public feedback the department has received to date.

“State Parks welcomes the continued feedback from the public on how it can enhance safe recreational experiences at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area and Pismo State Beach, while protecting unique natural resources,” said California State Parks Director Armando Quintero. “It is through this collaboration that key decision makers can gain a better understanding of the needs and desires from visitors, residents and government entities.”

Below is a list of some of the improvement and restoration projects being proposed under the newly released draft PWP:

  • Improve and/or restore coastal dunes habitat where possible.
  • Implement interim vehicle and off-highway vehicle (OHV) day use and camping limits on the beach until a carrying capacity study is conducted.
  • Improve visitor amenities and access to services such as camping, new entrances and parking.

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