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  • Resource Management Plans Public Review

    The Orange County Transportation Authority's (OCTA) Resource Management Plans (RMP) for the Aliso Canyon Preserve and Hayashi Preserve were released for a 90-day public review period on Aug. 30, 2017. The draft RMPs outline the stewardship and operations of each Preserve.

    Conservation Plan

    OCTA's Measure M2 (M2) Freeway Environmental Mitigation Program allocates funds to purchase conservation properties and contribute to habitat restoration projects in exchange for streamlined project approvals for 13 M2 freeway improvement projects. The M2 freeway projects impact protected habitats and biological resources including plants and wildlife. State and federal laws require that impacts to these resources be reduced. To do this, OCTA developed a Conservation Plan, which is a state and federal document to protect threatened and endangered species. Preserves that possess habitat and important wildlife species that are similar to those affected by the construction of the M2 freeway projects were purchased and are included in the Conservation Plan. These Preserves will remain in a natural state and will be protected in perpetuity.

    Preserve Management Requirements

    The RMPs are required in order to provide guidelines for the management and monitoring of the Preserves in accordance with the goals and objectives of the Conservation Plan. Key components of the RMPs include guidance for the ongoing protection, preservation, and adaptive management of the natural plants and wildlife found within the Preserve. The RMPs also address fire prevention measures and recreational use of the site by the general public where and when appropriate. Designated roads and trails (and their uses) will be identified in each RMP.

    How to Comment

    Please complete the online comment form and email to octa_rmp_comments@octa.net by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. In addition, all materials will be available during three public meetings in fall 2017. One will take place at OCTA at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The other two will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at the Aliso and Woods Canyons Wilderness Park and on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 at the Brea Civic Center.

    For more information, please contact Marissa Espino at octa_rmp_comments@octa.net or 714-560-5607.

     

    Resource Management Plans Documents

    Aliso Canyon Preserve

    Hayashi Preserve

    Additional Resource Management Plans Documents

    The five Resource Management Plans (RMP) for the Trabuco and Silverado Canyon areas were finalized in 2017.

    Ferber Ranch Preserve

    Hafen Preserve

    MacPherson Preserve

    O'Neill Oaks Preserve

    Saddle Creek South Preserve

    We want to hear from you

    If you would like to share your feedback about the Aliso Canyon or Hayashi preserves, please complete the online comment form and email to octa_rmp_comments@octa.net. In addition, all materials will be available during three public meetings in fall 2017.

    • Wednesday, Oct. 4
      2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
      OCTA
      550 S. Main Street
      Orange, CA 92868
    • Thursday, Oct. 5
      5 to 7 p.m.
      Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
      28373 Alicia Parkway
      Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
      (Alicia Parkway and Awma Road)
    • Wednesday, Oct. 25
      5 to 7 p.m.
      Brea Civic Center
      1 Civic Center Circle
      Community Room A, Floor 2
      Brea, CA 92821

    For more information, please contact Marissa Espino at (octa_rmp_comments@octa.net) or 714-560-5607.

    Overview

    Resource Management Plans Public Review

    The Orange County Transportation Authority's (OCTA) Resource Management Plans (RMP) for the Aliso Canyon Preserve and Hayashi Preserve were released for a 90-day public review period on Aug. 30, 2017. The draft RMPs outline the stewardship and operations of each Preserve.

    Conservation Plan

    OCTA's Measure M2 (M2) Freeway Environmental Mitigation Program allocates funds to purchase conservation properties and contribute to habitat restoration projects in exchange for streamlined project approvals for 13 M2 freeway improvement projects. The M2 freeway projects impact protected habitats and biological resources including plants and wildlife. State and federal laws require that impacts to these resources be reduced. To do this, OCTA developed a Conservation Plan, which is a state and federal document to protect threatened and endangered species. Preserves that possess habitat and important wildlife species that are similar to those affected by the construction of the M2 freeway projects were purchased and are included in the Conservation Plan. These Preserves will remain in a natural state and will be protected in perpetuity.

    Preserve Management Requirements

    The RMPs are required in order to provide guidelines for the management and monitoring of the Preserves in accordance with the goals and objectives of the Conservation Plan. Key components of the RMPs include guidance for the ongoing protection, preservation, and adaptive management of the natural plants and wildlife found within the Preserve. The RMPs also address fire prevention measures and recreational use of the site by the general public where and when appropriate. Designated roads and trails (and their uses) will be identified in each RMP.

    How to Comment

    Please complete the online comment form and email to octa_rmp_comments@octa.net by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. In addition, all materials will be available during three public meetings in fall 2017. One will take place at OCTA at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The other two will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at the Aliso and Woods Canyons Wilderness Park and on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 at the Brea Civic Center.

    For more information, please contact Marissa Espino at octa_rmp_comments@octa.net or 714-560-5607.

     

    Documents

    Resource Management Plans Documents

    Aliso Canyon Preserve

    Hayashi Preserve

    Additional Resource Management Plans Documents

    The five Resource Management Plans (RMP) for the Trabuco and Silverado Canyon areas were finalized in 2017.

    Ferber Ranch Preserve

    Hafen Preserve

    MacPherson Preserve

    O'Neill Oaks Preserve

    Saddle Creek South Preserve

    Get Involved

    We want to hear from you

    If you would like to share your feedback about the Aliso Canyon or Hayashi preserves, please complete the online comment form and email to octa_rmp_comments@octa.net. In addition, all materials will be available during three public meetings in fall 2017.

    • Wednesday, Oct. 4
      2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
      OCTA
      550 S. Main Street
      Orange, CA 92868
    • Thursday, Oct. 5
      5 to 7 p.m.
      Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
      28373 Alicia Parkway
      Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
      (Alicia Parkway and Awma Road)
    • Wednesday, Oct. 25
      5 to 7 p.m.
      Brea Civic Center
      1 Civic Center Circle
      Community Room A, Floor 2
      Brea, CA 92821

    For more information, please contact Marissa Espino at (octa_rmp_comments@octa.net) or 714-560-5607.

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